City of
Madison

Board of Public Works
Approves public works projects for the city; holds public hearings relative to assessments for streets and storm sewer construction, and hears appeals from citizens and contractors relative to bids and special assessment notices.


Transportation Commission
The Transportation Commission shall decide the transportation issues listed below in a manner that is consistent with the transportation policies and plans adopted by the Common Council: (a) Transit. 1. Transit service standards; 2. Transit fares; 3. Transit route additions, extensions or contractions; 4. Transit changes in schedules and hours of service; 5. Rules necessary to ensure safety for bus passengers; 6. Regional transit contracts (services and pass programs); 7. Bus routes and stops; 8. Charter service, taxis, limousines, courtesy cars, hotel buses, jitney services hire-and-drive service, ride-sharing, car-sharing, transportation network companies, subscription bus service, park and ride facilities, and any other issues pertaining to the operation of the City’s transit and services; 9. Transit for people with disabilities; and 10. Other items referred by the Common Council, Transportation Policy and Planning Board, or Director of Transportation. (b) Parking. 1. Off-street parking rates; 2. Provide recommendations to the Common Council regarding on-street parking rates. 3. Rules necessary to ensure safe and proper operation of parking facilities; 4. Revenue collection technology and systems; and 5. Other items referred by the Common Council, Transportation Policy and Planning Board, or Director of Transportation. (c) Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Motor Vehicle. 1. Pedestrian and bicycle safety, enforcement, and facility maintenance programs; 2. School crossings; 3. Safety programs and projects; 4. Traffic signals; 5. Crossing guard assignments; 6. Traffic calming; 7. Provide recommendations to the Board of Public Works regarding right-of-way use and geometric design on arterial and collector street projects; 8. Development Review; and 9. Other items referred by the Common Council, Transportation Policy and Planning Board, or Director of Transportation.


Plan Commission
It is the function and duty of the Plan Commission to make and adopt a master plan for the physical development of the municipality. The commission makes reports and recommendations to the Common Council related to the plan and physical development of the city and on the location and architectural design of public buildings and other public projects. The commission also reviews and makes recommendations on any sale or lease of land, rezoning requests, annexations of land, subdivision plats and ordinance text amendments. The Plan Commission has final approval authority on land divisions (certified survey maps), conditional use requests and appeals of certain Urban Design Commission decisions.


MADISON AREA TRANSPORTATION PLANNING BOARD
The Madison Area Transportation Planning Board is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Madison Urban Area. As the MPO, it is the policy body responsible for cooperative, comprehensive regional transportation planning and decision making for the Madison Metropolitan Planning Area.