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Effective: Sunday, August 28

The following service changes have been approved by the Madison Transit and Parking Commission and will go into on Sunday, August 28.

Updated system maps, Ride Guides, and Google Map data are being developed and will be available in July.

service change details

Summary By Route:

Route 5 Removed from Buick St., Fisher St., Bram St., Beld St., and Wingra Dr. (service provided on Route 13).
Route 13 Service shifts from Badger Rd. to Buick St., Fisher St., Bram St.
Route 17

Addition of 30 minute service on all day on weekends and holidays.


Route 18

(via Midvale)

Shifts service from Britta Pkwy to reconstructed W. Beltline Frontage Rd.

Route 18

(via Raymond)

proposed ‘via Hammersely’ Service shifts from Raymond Rd. and Chalet Gardens to Hammersley Rd. and Allied Dr. Proposal prepares for 2017 Verona Rd. construction, and also results in enough time saved to always service the entire Allied Loop and provide 30 min. service in afternoon peak.
Route 19 Service shifts from Verona Rd. to Verona Frontage Rd. to serve Chalet Gardens all day. AM trips travel counterclockwise and PM trips travel clockwise, with the exception of the Allied Dr. loop.
Route 26 Standardize route to serve UW Health at the American Center and the City View loop all day. Proposal also eliminates double coverage of American Family (Route 25).  
Route 30 During peak hours only, service shifts from Swanton to Nakoosa providing 30 minute service to Nakoosa area.
Route 31 Extra trips added to Owl Creek Neighborhood.
Route 33 Service shifted to Sharpsburg Dr. and Sprecher Rd.
Route 36

Proposed to serve East Springs loop for entire day.

Route 49 Proposed to reverse directions - AM service to operate counterclockwise, PM service to operate clockwise.
Route 51 Muir Field loop proposed to operate counterclockwise. Service shifted from Piping Rock and Brookwood roads to Hammersely Rd.
Route 56/57 Service shifted to Waterford Rd. and Manchester Rd.


Live Arrival Data Unavailable
Starting Friday, October 21

Due to a software upgrade, Metro's smartphone app data will not be available starting Friday, October 21 at 6:00 PM.

Starting on Sunday, October 23, Metro's Transit Tracker real-time data will again be available.

Other bus tracking apps are expected to be available later in the week.

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