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Metro Bus Info & Routes

Metro Bus Routes available here or see the map.

For specific route information, call Metro Transit at 608-266-4466 or plan your trip.

See more info about the supplemental school routes here.

Need to Purchase a Bus Pass from Madison Metro? Click Here

District-funded Bus Passes

The district-funded Metro bus passes will be available if your family qualifies for free or reduced lunch and lives 1.6 miles from school or more. More info about obtaining these passes to come.

Parents, if you have not yet filled out the application for free or reduced lunch, please click here to do so.

Bus drop off/pick up

Metro buses will continue to drop off students on Regent Street, but will now pick up students at two different locations. Please look at the map below to determine if your student will catch their bus on:

  • Regent Street: (W3 Arboretum, W1 Tokay, W3 Hill Farms, W1 Shorewood, W1 Mineral Point)
  • Van Hise Avenue: (W1 Nakoma, W3 Leopold, W5 Burr Oaks, W5 Wingra, W7 Olin.
  • Fitchburg: yellow buses will load on Ash Street.

Badger Bus (Yellow Bus) Info & Routes

West Fitchburg Badger Bus Routes

*These are the areas not serviced by Metro in the West attendance area.

Contact Info:

  • Regular Yellow School Bus Services: 608-298-5471
  • Specialized Transportation Services: 608-298-5470 
  • All services after 5:00pm: 608-310-4892
  • E-mail:

Bus Stop Reminders 

Please remember to arrive at the bus stop at least 5 minutes prior to the published stop time. Please note that PM (drop off) times have been estimated. Please be aware: 

  • The bus could be early, but will wait until the established drop off time.
  • The bus could be late due to road conditions, traffic, student interaction, and so on.

Parents/Guardians must assume responsibility for student safety while walking to, waiting at and walking from bus stop locations. Students in grades K-8 are dropped off at their bus stops in the afternoon regardless of adults being present. If your student needs someone to greet and walk home with them from the bus stop, you will need to arrange for this.

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West Traffic Plan - Described on page

Parent drop off/pick up

All parent drop off and pick up between 7:30 am-4:00pm should occur on Ash Street. Please access Ash Street coming from the east on Allen Street as turns onto Van Hise Street from Highland will be prohibited after 2pm in order to accommodate the Metro buses.

Download the Traffic Map Here

Transportation Services

4711 Pflaum Road, Madison, WI 53718

MMSD Transportation Website