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City Flag to Be Featured on Metro Fare Items

To give background and attention to the official flag of Madison, Metro Transit will be proudly displaying its image on 31-day passes and transfers starting this winter.

The flag was designed by current Metro Transit driver Dennis Stone when he was a member of the Madison Drum and Bugle Corps.

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Flag Details:

  • The City of Madison adopted the design as its official flag on April 12, 1962.

  • The flag consists of a light blue background bisected from lower left to upper right by a white band. This symbolizes Lake Mendota and Lake Monona and the isthmus between them.

  • In the center of the flag is a black cross, which symbolizes the four lakes (Mendota, Monona, Wingra, and Waubesa), as well as the cross shape of the Wisconsin State Capitol.

  • Overlaid on the cross is a Native American sun symbol, called the ZIA, which is similar to the sun symbols on the state flag of New Mexico, and the municipal flags of Wichita, Kansas and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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