Madison Transit System

COVID-19 Update: The Madison Transit System continues to operate during the Pandemic.  Please note that we are using a larger bus for Route 1 and we ask you to please respect the greater space between seats to comply with social distancing requirements. We are regularly wiping and sanitizing the bus and are doing our best to create a clean and safe environment. Thank you for your understanding and please contact Birnie Bus (315-824-1260) with any questions.

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Madison Transit System

The Planning Department oversees the Madison Transit System operated by Birnie Bus.  Buses are wheelchair accessible. Though limited in scope and frequency, this service will provide options for some of the most heavily traveled areas of the County, in addition to some of the outlying villages and hamlets as well. Questions about this service or requests for additional information can be obtained by contacting Birnie Bus at 315-824-1260 or Madison County at 315-366-2376.

Mobility Management

Madison County has a Mobility Management program that is operated by the Madison County Rural Health Council. They provide a wide range of resources for connecting those who need rides with transportation options in the community. 

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Title VI Nondiscrimination Plan

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One-Way Fare

Exact fare required.

Route/Age TypeFee
Between City/Village$3.00
Monthly Pass$45.00
Route DeviationTwice Regular Fare
Seniors/Disabled/Youth to 16Half Fare
Within City/Village$1.50


Check Out the MTS Commercial

Looking for other transportation options available? View the transportation options poster (PDF).

Coordinated Transportation Plan

The Planning Department completed the Coordinated Transportation Plan (PDF) to improve the Madison Transit System, minimize route duplications, and share transit resources to reduce overall costs and provide a better service to Madison County residents. Implementation of this plan began in 2011, with focus on improving the Madison Transit System with new routes and stops.

Bike Racks

New as of August 2012: MTS buses are now equipped with bike racks.

MTS buses equipped with a bike rack