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Final Decision Coming in January

Proposed Increase to Unlimited Ride Pass Rate

On Wednesday, December 10, Metro Transit and the City of Madison Transit and Parking Commission (TPC) held a public hearing to discuss a proposed increase to the unlimited ride pass rate from $1.15 per ride to $1.20.

This would affect the following pass programs: UW Employees, UW Hospital Employees, UW ASM students, Madison College, Edgewood College, Dane County employees, City of Madison employees, St. Mary's and Meriter.

There were no other possible fare increases discussed at this public hearing.

A final decision on this hearing will be made at the next TPC meeting which will be held on Wednesday, January 14 at 5:00 PM.

Meeting location: 215 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Room 260 (Madison Municipal Building)

recess Service

UW Campus Service: Routes 80 - 84

Reduced Service beginning Saturday, December 20

Beginning Saturday, December 20, Buses will operate RECESS service on the UW Campus.

Routes 81 and 82 do not operate. Metro will return to regular standard UW service on Tuesday, January 20.

Holiday service

Christmas Eve Christmas Service

Wednesday, December 24

Buses follow regular WEEKDAY schedules on Wednesday, December 24, however service ends early. Last trips of the day will be between 5:00 PM and 6:30 PM. See chart for last trip schedule times.

Note: Routes 80 - 84 do not operate the entire day.

Christmas Day

Thursday, December 25

Metro follows HOLIDAY schedules on Christmas Day on Thursday, December 25. Holiday schedules are available in the Ride Guide or at the links below:

2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22, 30, 32, 36, 40, 50, 51, 59, 63, 67 and 68

Note: Routes 80 - 84 do not operate.

New Year's Eve

Wednesday, December 31

Metro operates regular WEEKDAY Schedules. Metro Transit and MillerCoors Brewing provide FREE RIDES on New Year's Eve as part of the Miller Lite Free Rides Program. Free Extended Service Starts at 7:00 PM and continues through 3:30 AM.

For trip-planning assistance call 1-800-FREE RIDES or (608) 266-4466. Metro Customer Service Reps will be available until 1:00 AM.

Note: Routes 80 - 84 do not operate.

Miller Free Rides

New Year's Day

Thursday, January 1

Metro follows HOLIDAY schedules on New Year's Day on Thursday, January 1. Holiday schedules are available in the Ride Guide or at the links below:

2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22, 30, 32, 36, 40, 50, 51, 59, 63, 67 and 68

Note: Routes 80 - 84 do not operate.

SAFE Streets

Metro Transit Uses Surveillance Video to Encourage Safe Use of Madison StreetsSafe Streets

On Monday, November 3, Mayor Paul Soglin and Metro Transit General Manager Chuck Kamp held a press conference to release a video compiled of safety-related incidents captured by Metro bus surveillance cameras.

At the press conference, Mayor Soglin and Chuck Kamp discussed incidents seen in this video to raise awareness and encourage everyone in the community to share the streets safely. “The goal of this press conference is to increase safety for everyone, and prevent accidents” Kamp said. “If by releasing this video we were able to raise awareness enough to even prevent one bad accident, then we would consider this outreach a success.”

The video released at this press conference is now available. Metro will use this video and a recording of this press conference to spearhead a safe streets reminder campaign in the spring when all these modes of traffic are again back out in the street in large numbers.

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