**Metro's complete route redesign starts on Sunday, June 11, 2023.**

Metro Ride Guides

New Stops
Look for bus stops signs to be updated next week with new lettered routes. There are a number of bus stop locations that will remain the same but receive an updated bus stop sign. Those signs will keep the same bus ID number. That ID number can be used to plan both old and new trips. It can also continue to be used when contacting Metro's call center with specific bus stop questions.

Transfer Points
Metro's North, East, and West transfer points will close on Sunday, June 11, 2023. The North Transfer Point park and ride will also close with the start of new service. A complete list of available park and rides are available at mymetrobus.com/parkandride.

Plan Your Trip with Metro Staff
Meet with Metro staff at several upcoming community events to plan your trip and learn more about new services. A complete list of events is available at: https://bit.ly/45ybIYQ.

Look for Ride Guides Out on the Street!
Metro staff are now visiting transfer points, stop locations, and out riding buses to answer questions and help plan trips. Look for Ride Guides in bright yellow vests. Ride Guides will be out on the street first thing on Sunday, June 11, 2023, to help passengers get where they need to go on Metro's newly designed routes.

More Information
Plan your new trip now on Google Maps, the Transit App, or at: mymetrobus.com. Otherwise, contact Metro's customer service center at (608) 266-4466 or mymetrobus@cityofmadison.com. Call center hours will be extended next week! Starting Thursday, June 8, 2023, representatives will be available from 5:30 AM until 10:00 PM. Extended hours are expected to last through Friday, June 24, 2023, or as call volumes warrant.


  • Common Council: The Common Council meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 6, 2023, in hybrid format. Agenda items include recognizing and commemorating Monday, June 19, 2023, as Juneteenth in Madison, Wisconsin; a resolution adopting a Public Participation Plan for the City of Madison Comprehensive Plan Interim Update (2023); and more.
  • WisDOT Madison Beltline Study - Tuesday, June 6, 2023The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Southwest Region is hosting two public involvement meetings for the Madison Beltline Planning and Environment Linkages (PEL) Study. The meetings will provide an update on the status of the study and gather input.
  • WisDOT Madison Beltline Study - Wednesday, June 7, 2023: The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Southwest Region is hosting two public involvement meetings for the Madison Beltline Planning and Environment Linkages (PEL) Study. The meetings will provide an update on the status of the study and gather input.

Events: This Week

Birchwood Point, 1000 Oaks, Cardinal Green & Cherrywood Community-wide Garage Sale

  • Madison Night Market - Thursday, June 8, 2023: Madison Night Market is a celebration of Madison's unique and inspiring creative culture
  • Safety Saturday On the Square - Saturday, June 10, 2023: Fun for the whole family! Join the Madison Fire Department, Madison Gas & Electric, and other partners for Safety Saturday on the Capitol Square (North and South Pinckney Street & East Washington Avenue).
  • Sticker's Pond Volunteer Day - Saturday, June 10, 2023: Madison Parks is seeking volunteers in conservation to assist in removing invasive plants in Sticker's Pond Conservation Park. Participants will learn plant identification, conservation methods, ecological restoration efforts, and methods, as well as park history.
  • SummerPalooza - Saturday, June 10, 2023: SummerPalooza includes free museum admission, exciting activities, and live entertainment just off Capitol Square.
  • Marquette Waterfront Festival - Saturday, June 10, 2023, and Sunday, June 11, 2023: Marquette Waterfront Festival kicks off the summer on the eastside with two stages featuring some of the very best local bands and national touring acts, along with vendors from favorite local restaurants, craft beer, and wine, kids' games, and craft vendors and the Fools' Flotilla.
  • Bird & Nature Adventures - Saturday, June 10, 2023: Walk in the Woods ~ Explore Owen Conservation Park on gentle trails through historic oak openings on a hillside with an Ice Age kettle and along restored prairies with beautiful vistas on this high point overlooking the west side of Madison. Co-sponsored by Madison Parks, Madison Audubon Society, and the Friends of Owen Conservation Park. Free, family-friendly guided nature walks at Owen Conservation Park are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month, year-round, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. No registration is required. No pets are allowed.

Events: Save the Date


Streets Division Updates

With warmer weather comes an increase in large item pickup. Here's a review of how large item pickup works now.

  • You have to submit a work order to get on the pickup schedule. Work orders can be filled out at www.cityofmadison.com/LargeItemWorkOrder
  • Put the items out on the set-out Sunday you chose on the work order. Do not set them out early – crews will not arrive before your set-out date.
  • Collection of large items occurs sometime during the work week following the set-out Sunday you choose. It could be as early as 6:30 AM on Monday, so get the items out anytime on the Sunday you selected.
  • What about that neighbor with a pile of stuff out for a long time? You have two options if speaking with the neighbor is not possible:
  • Contact Building Inspection at 608-266-4551. Building Inspection is the code enforcement agency. They can see if a property has a work order or not. They can require property owners to get a work order and fine those who choose not to follow their guidance.
  • Create a work order for your neighbor. While this means your neighbor may not learn about the work order system, it does guarantee that they would be on the schedule for pickup.
  • Large items can also be taken to a drop-off site. Drop-off sites are different, so check the drop-off page before loading your car.
  • Some items have fees that must be paid before dropping them off. More about the fees can be found on the Streets large item website.
  • When in doubt, contact the Streets Division, and we'll help.