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District 16

Alder Michael J. Tierney

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Alder Michael J. Tierney

Contact Information

Home Address:

4534 Secret Garden Dr
McFarland , WI 53558

Council Office

Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Tierney’s Updates

Proposed changes to Paratransit

September 27, 2017 3:37 PM



Metro is holding a public hearing on Wednesday, October 11 to discuss proposed changes to its paratransit service.


Proposed changes include: 


Fares for all paratransit rides increase to $4.00 per trip.
Cash fare only. Elimination of paratransit convenience tickets. (Except for agency contracted rides.)
Transition to "curb-to-curb" service only. "Door-to-door" service becomes available only as necessary due to a disability.
Elimination of "leave attended" ride options.


These changes are being proposed, because due to the implementation of Family Care, Metro is expecting the loss of $3.9 million in federal funding next year that is normally passed through from Dane County to help fund paratransit services.


Complete information is available at this link:


Printable frequently asked questions:


This FAQ information has been mailed to all paratransit riders.


Please let me know if there is any additional information that I can provide.


Mick Rusch


Metro Transit

Marketing and Customer Services Manager


(608) 266-6532

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