Proposed August Service Adjustments
Wednesday, April 10; 6:00 PM
215 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Room 260 (Madison Municipal Building)
On Wednesday, April 10, Metro Transit and the City of Madison Transit and Parking Commission will hold a public hearing at 6 PM to discuss service changes proposed to go into effect in August.
To simplify the route and align the service with the greatest number of dwelling units, Metro planning staff proposes to eliminate the route’s forking pattern and have all trips operate via Fordem Avenue. Route 2 buses would remain scheduled as they are now, primarily serving Sherman Avenue during peak periods. In excess of 700 dwelling units front, or are within easy walking distance to bus stops on Fordem Avenue, with about a third of that number on the Sherman Ave side.
It’s interesting to note that demand on Route 28 has reached well beyond saturation. We could justify running buses every five minutes along this route at the peak of morning and afternoon service. Currently some trips on this route either already have, or could use two extra buses. The new schedules allow slightly more time along the route and increase recovery time west of the University Hospital and on the north side as well. Route 28 will also no longer interline with Route 22 at the NTP. Both routes have on-time performance issues, but delays to Route 28 in the afternoon ripple through to delays on Route 22at the North Transfer Point, affecting that schedule as well, and Route 22 buses absolutely need to run on time so subsequent connections are not lost.
Interested persons are encouraged to attend the public hearing to give feedback. Consideration will be given to views and comments expressed at the public hearing as well as to all written comments received.
Comments can be submitted at mymetrobus.com/feedback. Written comments can also be sent to: Metro Transit Public Hearing Comments, 1245 E. Washington Ave., Suite 201, Madison WI 53703 or emailed to email@example.com.