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Bus Stop Updates on Gorham St. and Johnson St.

Metro Transit has updated stop locations on Gorham street, Schroeder Rd., and other neighborhoods throughout its service area.

Gorham St.

Stops at the intersections of Brearly and Few streets have been removed. This was done to speed up travel times throughout the area, and to help decrease the occurrence of missed connections at Transfer Points. After the service change, stops will be located every other block on Blount, Patterson and Ingersoll streets.

Staff had originally planned to also remove a stop on the corner of Gorham and Livingston streets.

The decision to remove this stop has been delayed.

Staff are reviewing issues that have been presented regarding the closure of this stop and will make a decision on this location at a later date.

Customers are invited to weigh in on this and other stop relocations and removals by contacting Metro’s customer service center at (608) 266-4466 or Information can also be submitted at

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In 2013, a Transit Development Plan was adopted that recommended to implement a stop consolidation program to remove or relocate excessive bus stops in central Madison.

Currently, on Johnson and Gorham streets, bus stops are spaced approximately one block (approximately 1/8 of a mile) apart.

With Metro’s ever-increasing ridership, more and more people are boarding and exiting the bus, which causes delays at each stop. Each delay causes the bus to get further and further behind to the point it can no longer make connections at the end of the route.

Metro has now removed stops on Gorham St. so that there are locations on every other block.

Passengers need to board at alternate stop locations on Blount, Patterson, and Ingersoll streets, which is an additional 1/8 mile from removed stops.

Removing these stops are expected to make travel times faster and more reliable while limiting missed connections at transfer points.

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Please Give Us Your Feedback

Passengers are encouraged to give their feedback on this change. Staff will review all passenger feedback and observe how this change will affect buses moving through the area starting on Sunday.

To provide feedback, call (608) 266-4466 or email

Feedback can also be provided using this online form.

Bus Stop Updates
Metro Transit: (608) 266-4466; E-mail: