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No-Show Notices and Penalties

Riders must cancel rides 60 minutes prior to ride reservation time.

Riders that do not show for rides or cancel less than 60 minutes prior will receive a no-show.

Riders receive a no-show notice postcard in the mail for any day they have no-shows. The postcard lists the ride date, time and location of the missed or late cancelled ride.

Excessive no shows and late cancels can result in suspension of service.

Riders are allowed the following no show and late cancelation occurrences, in a six month period, before being subject to suspension;

  • 1 to 14 trips per month - maximum of 2 no shows per month
  • 15 to 39 trips per month - maximum of 4 no shows per month
  • 40 to 59 trips per month - maximum of 6 no shows per month
  • 60 + trips per month - maximum of 8 no shows per month


If a rider exceeds these limits on a monthly basis, they are then subject to the following schedule for suspension of service;

  • 1st violation - letter of warning
  • 2nd violation - 1-day suspension of service
  • 3rd & 4th violations - 7-day suspension of service


If you feel that you received a no-show in error, you are able to file an appeal. All appeals must be made in writing.

Make sure to include the time, date, and pick up address of the no-showed ride you are appealing.

Send written appeals to:

Metro Transit
Attn: No-Show Appeal
1245 E. Washington Ave.
Ste. 201
Madison, WI 53703



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