Whether you walk, drive, or take any of the mass-transit options that Madison has to offer, you will need a plan of how you will get to and from class.

Transit service enhancements are piloted and funded by Student Commuter Services Fees; a program that provides students with a free bus pass each semester.

Please keep in mind that underutilized services may be modified - which is why your feedback is welcomed and so important.

  • Madison College Shuttle Service

    The shuttle runs between the Madison Truax Campus and the Goodman South Campus, Monday through Friday. All shuttles are wheelchair accessible and equipped with bike racks. 

    Children attending the Madison College Early Learning Campus may ride the shuttle only when accompanied by their legal guardian, who must be a currently enrolled student. Non-students including friends or family are not permitted to ride the shuttles.

    You will need your Madison College OneCard to use the shuttle service.

    Shuttle Schedule

    Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m.to 5:30 p.m. when classes are in session, including final exam weeks. 

    Departure times from Goodman South Campus to Truax Campus (non-stop service)

    7 a.m. | 8 a.m. | 9 a.m. | 10 a.m. | 11 a.m. | 12 p.m. | 1 p.m. | 2 p.m. | 3 p.m. | 4 p.m. | 5 p.m.

    Departure times from Truax Campus to Goodman South Campus (non-stop service)

    7:30 a.m. | 8:30 a.m. | 9:30 a.m. | 10:30 a.m. | 11:30 a.m. | 12:30 p.m. | 1:30 p.m. | 2:30 p.m. | 3:30 p.m. | 4:30 p.m.

    Paper copies of this schedule will be available at the Commercial Avenue, Goodman South, and Truax Campuses as well as in The Clarion student newspaper, available on all campuses and online.

    Download the Madison College WolfPack Connect app to get updates on changes and delays.

  • Madison Metro Bus Pass

    You must be currently enrolled in at least one degree credit course that meets on campus in Madison to qualify for the bus pass. Fees are added to this enrollment that covers the cost of the program. 

    If you are taking only non-degree credit classes or if you take classes 100% virtually, you may purchase a commuter bus pass for $50 (fall and spring semesters) at the Truax Campus Bookstore or the Goodman South campus front desk. For summer bus passes the charge is $35. 

    Passes are valid for the semester or summer in which the student is enrolled. Valid dates for use are printed on the front of each bus pass.

    In addition to the bus pass, you must show your Madison College OneCard ID, if asked to do so by a Metro Transit driver. Students may be refused service if unable to show a valid OneCard upon request.

    You are the only one who may use your bus pass. They cannot be loaned or given to another person to use. If misused, bus passes may be confiscated and you may be held responsible through the college's student conduct process. 

    Routes 80, 81, 82, 84, and 85 near the UW–Madison are free to all and does not require ID.

    Learn more about Metro services including routes and schedules, mobile apps, and more.

    Write your name and ID number on your bus pass. This will:

    • prevent others from using your pass, even if it is lost or stolen (since they won't be able to provide a matching OneCard)
    • make it easier for your lost pass to be returned to you
    • make it faster for bus drivers to verify your identity

    Report a missing bus pass as soon as you can. Once a bus pass is reported lost or stolen, it is deactivated in the system and can no longer be used.

    You may receive one replacement bus pass per semester at no cost. If you lose your replacement bus pass, you will need to purchase future ride passes from Metro Transit.

    To receive a replacement bus pass or report a lost, stolen, damaged, or malfunctioning bus pass, stop in or contact our Student Life Office at:        

    Goodman South Campus - Room 109, 608.606.1771

    Truax Campus - Room B1260, 608.246.6224      

     

    While you work on receiving your new bus pass, there are other commute options:

    Paratransit | Dane and Jefferson County Park-n-Rides | RoundTripGreaterMadison (in Dane County)

  • Ride Share

    Ride Share helps find and connect you with someone to carpool with to various Madison College campuses.

    Carpooling helps reduce parking stress and allows you to enjoy the company of other students or staff during your commute.

    At the Truax campus, students who use carpooling services such as Ride Share can get "preferred parking" by registering a carpool at the Public Safety office.

    Students can also consider using the State of Wisconsin Vanpool program to share costs with other commuters. Vans are available from many outlying communities.

    Are you more interested in cycling to class? Ride Share can also help students find a bike buddy!

  • Madison BCycle

    Did you know that the Starkweather Creek Path connects to the Truax Campus, and multiple paths lead to the college's other Madison campuses? With ample bike racks and nearby Madison BCycle electric bike share stations, Madison College is very bike-friendly!

    There is a Madison BCycle Station on the Truax Campus located outside the Health Education Building. It connects you to 44 other stations throughout Madison.

    Ride for $5 for 30 minutes or enjoy unlimited 60-minute rides with an Annual Pass ($120 value) at the student/staff discounted price of $30.

    As a Madison BCycle member, you can track your miles, calories burned and carbon emissions offset.

    For an annual pass, enter promo code 'MATCSTUDENT' or 'MATCSTAFF' and use your Madison College email address for the discounted rate when you sign-up.

    Sign up for Madison BCycle

    To learn more about biking in Madison, visit the Bike Madison website.

  • Register for On-Campus Parking

    Please note that Madison College does not offer physical parking permits.

    1. All student vehicles parked on a Madison College campus must be registered by completing the online vehicle registration form
    2. When entering your license plate do not use dashes or spaces. 
    3. Your license plate number will serve as your "permit" in our system and will be valid for the entire academic year (Fall Semester through Summer Semester). For example, if you register in the Fall Semester you will not have to register again until the next Fall Semester unless you change vehicles.

    Once you have registered for parking, you can park in the general parking areas. Your car must be parked in a marked stall.

    Parking along curbs or in the grass is NOT allowed on Madison College Campuses.

    The Madison College Truax Campus offers additional parking in our overflow lot off of Anderson and Straubel streets.

    Vehicles found in violation are subject to citation and/or towing at the owner’s expense without warning. Unpaid citations may also result in the suspension of the vehicle’s registration.

    Student Vehicle Registration

     Pay Citation Online

    Truax Campus Parking Map
  • Accessibility Parking and Paratransit Services

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 requires public transit agencies to provide paratransit service to persons with disabilities who cannot access the public transit system due to their disability.

     Paratransit service complements the same area and hours of the city bus system. 

    To access these services, please fill out an application to become a registered paratransit rider. For applications and eligibility information, visit the Metro Transit website or call 608.266.4466.

    Accessible parking is marked and available in all Madison College campus lots. Parking along curbs or on the grass is not allowed anywhere on Madison College campuses. 

    Students and staff do not need to register to park in stalls for vehicles for individuals with disabilities if they display a valid disabled identification card or license plate.

    Violators will be ticketed or towed by the Madison Police Department without notice. Disabled parking is governed by state and federal laws only, and Madison College's Campus Safety Services has no involvement with the enforcement of these laws. 

    For more information about accessible parking, please call Public Safety at 608.246.6031.

Commuter Services

Madison Truax Campus
Main Building, B1260

1701 Wright Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53704

Commuter@madisoncollege.edu
608.243.4072

You can also talk with Student Senate if you have questions and improvement suggestions.