Metro Transit Public Hearing - August Service Updates
On Wednesday, March 11, Metro Transit and the City of Madison Transportation Commission will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. to discuss potential service updates proposed to go into effect in August.
Proposed updates include:
Route 3 – Improve On-Time Performance
This route chronically misses connections at transfer points, which causes large numbers of passengers to miss transfers and be late throughout the day. With a goal of reducing late buses to transfer points by 50%, a number of changes are being proposed to speed up the route including:
- Westbound service shift from MLK Jr. Blvd. to King St.
- Eastbound service shift from Winnebago St./Atwood Ave. to Eastwood Dr.
- “Via Division” segment eliminated - all trips operate "via Winnebago"
- Consolidated stops on Jenifer St., Atwood Ave., and Walter St.
Additional routes affected:
- Route 4: Westbound service shift from MLK Jr. Blvd. to King St.
- Route 7: Eastbound service shift from Winnebago/Atwood to Eastwood
- Route 37: Eastbound service shift from Atwood to Eastwood.
Routes 32, 33 & 39 – To Serve New Pinney Library
- Route 32: Service shift from Acewood to Dempsey. Service loop proposed to operate counter-clockwise at all times.
- Route 33: Service loop proposed to reverse.
- Route 39: Service removed from Buckeye and Vondron. All trips operate via Dempsey.
- Service shifted from Packers/Northport to Aberg/Sherman Ave.
- Service removed from Kings Mill.
- Loop reversed on Langley/Cottontail
- Service shifted from Struck to Rayovac Dr.
- Service shifted from Ganser/West Towne Mall road to High Point/Mineral Point Rd.
- Route 80 & 84: Routes/schedules revised to help with overcrowding and keep buses on schedule.
- Routes 81 & 82: Revised late-night service.
Additional Bus Stop Changes
Select stops are proposed to close, shift or change on Odana, Mills, Regent, Gorham, Johnson, Hamilton, Milwaukee, Spaight, Rogers, Rutledge, and Oakridge.
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.
Written comments can also be sent to: Metro Transit Public Hearing Comments, 1245 E. Washington Ave., Suite 201, Madison WI 53703.