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Alder Scott J. Resnick

Alder Scott J. Resnick,
Council President Pro Tem

Home Address:
661 Mendota Ct # 1404
Madison , WI 53703

Phone: 608-807-7962
district8@cityofmadison.com
Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Meeting on proposed cuts to SAFERide

April 26, 2012 12:49 PM

On Thursday, May 3rd, Metro Transit and the UW will be holding a meeting to discuss potential cuts to Metro bus services on the 80, 81, 82 and 85 Routes. The meeting will be held at Memorial Union at 7 pm. 

Another public hearing will be held on Wednesday, May 9, with Metro Transit, the City of Madison Transit and Parking Commission at 6 pm Some adjustments will also be proposed on other Metro fixed-routes. This hearing will be held in room 260 of the Madison Municipal Building located at 215 MLK Jr. Blvd. Interested persons are encouraged to attend the public hearing to give feedback. 

While I have not yet see the cuts proposed, I raised opposition to changes last year and will continue to do so. Although funded is provided primarily through the University, it is essential for campus safety and student transportation that these services remain in place. I hope these costs remain on the forefront of the student agenda, and campus leadership attend these public hearings. 

Before making any cuts to services, I do hope the University and Metro looks at alternative routes that shrink coverage areas, but still provide a high rate of service. All options should be on the table to weather the fund cut while providing services, particularly to the students moving into the new Lakeshore Hall this fall. 

Comments for BOTH meetings can be submitted using Metro's online feedback form. Written comments can also be sent to: Metro Transit Public Hearing Comments, 1245 E. Washington Ave., Madison WI 53703 or emailed to mymetrobus@cityofmadison.com.





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