Public Transportation

Mass Transit Authority
Monona has several forms of public transportation for residents and visitors. The Mass Transit Authority (MTA) develops and recommends to the City Council policies on the various elements of public transportation and transportation facilities. The purpose of the Mass Transit Authority is to provide for the safe and efficient transport of persons and goods within the community. 

Available Forms of Transit

Monona Express

Monona Express is a contracted commuter service, which makes four loops each morning and four loops each afternoon to take riders to downtown Madison, the UW Campus, and UW, VA, Meriter, and St. Marys Hospitals. View routes, fares, and schedules.

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Monona Lift

Monona Lift is a special transportation service for senior citizens or riders with special needs. View routes, fares, and schedues

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Metro Transit

Metro Transit also known as Madison Metro is a public transportation service from the City of Madison, which also makes stops in surrounding communities, including Monona.  More information...

Free Ride Week! Sept. 10-14

  1. If you haven't tried our Monona Lift or Monona Express services, now's the perfect chance!  Ride for free all week from Monday, Sept. 10 through Friday, Sept. 14.


Call First Transit at (608) 423-4118.