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.
Improve Gray-Bar Service
Gray-bar trips are shaded gray in the public schedule because they typically do not operate when UW Classes are not in session.
For years, we’ve been able to add extra buses into the schedule starting at Baldwin St. (morning rush hour) as that was the point at which buses on Route 38 began to overload. Several years ago, some extra buses were converted into “gray-bar trips.” Since ridership demand dictated the need for an additional bus, it was decided that they should be displayed in the public schedule, making the service more attractive to users. It has become apparent that we need these trips to start further east, so the new schedule will have all gray-bar trips starting at the corner of Division and Oakridge St., where a time point has been added to the schedule to facilitate the change. Additionally, all AM buses will serve Wilson St. to simplify the service. The amount of time saved through the use of John Nolen Dr. is not significant (AM service only), and can actually take longer on certain trips when traffic stacks on John Nolen at Broom St. delay the right turn.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.