Milwaukee Transport Services East-West BRT Corridor Environmental Assessment

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

SRF prepared an Environmental Assessment for the Milwaukee East-West BRT project. The East-West BRT corridor links downtown Milwaukee with diverse neighborhoods; educational institutions; critical community services; and hubs of health care, research, and technology. Multiple north-south transit connections lie throughout the corridor, and BRT investment has the potential to make this an even more vital artery in Milwaukee County’s transit network. BRT presents benefits beyond transit, regional connections via park-and-rides, traffic signal upgrades, and improvements to the built environment near BRT stations can broadly improve mobility and quality of life.

SRF worked with Milwaukee Transport Services, a project management team of local stakeholders, to complete the environmental documentation. Our technical analyses included:

  • Land use, zoning, and socioeconomic characteristics
  • Traffic, parking, and transportation
  • Neighborhoods and environmental justice
  • Historic and archaeological resources/cultural resources
  • Threatened and endangered species
  • Parklands resources
  • Noise and vibration
  • Water quality
  • Visual and aesthetic conditions
  • Soils/geology
  • Air quality
  • Ecology and vegetation
  • Contamination
  • Safety and security
  • Utilities
  • Construction impacts
  • Cumulative impacts