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Alder Keith Furman

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Council President

Alder Keith Furman,
Council President

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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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District 19 Blog

Highlights for the Week of May 30, 2022

May 29, 2022 10:35 AM

Memorial Day Service Impacts

 

Proposed Metro Network Redesign

Metro Hearing on 5-31

On Tuesday, May 31, Metro Transit and the City of Madison Transportation Policy and Planning Board will hold a public hearing at 6 PM to discuss the proposed network redesign expected to go into effect in June of 2023. People interested in providing feedback are encouraged to attend the hearing or submit comments ahead of time by filling out an online form at mymetrobus.com/feedback, emailing mymetrobus@cityofmadison.com or calling (608) 266-4466.

Metro Redesign Background

For the past year, Metro Transit staff have been working on a complete redesign of Metro's service to make it more equitable, more efficient, and more effective at getting people where they need to go. It also prepares Metro service for the implementation of a bus rapid transit system (BRT) in 2024.

In addition, the redesign aims to address a number of concerns and complaints of Metro's current service that have been relayed through the years including:

  • Travel times and time spent waiting for a bus are too long
  • People of color transfer more than 2.5 times more than others, with trips twice as likely to take more than 45 minutes
  • Need for improved access to jobs

Metro has put forward a draft plan and has been collecting community input since February on what works and what might need to be changed.

Complete information on the redesign can be found here.

Metro staff presented an update on the proposed Metro Transit Network Redesign at Transportation Policy and Planning Board on Monday, May 16th and a Community Public Hearing on Thursday, May 19th. You can watch both [similar] videos here: Community Engagement.

Of note to District 19 residents is the proposed Amendment 6a. 

Amendment 6a

 

Other News

For information about additional City meetings scheduled for this week, please consult the City Meeting schedule.

Save the Date

  • Safety Saturday on the Square is coming on June 11, 8am-1pm! Join the Madison Fire Department, MGE, and other community partners for fun activities and information about fire safety, bike safety, car safety, water safety, and much more! Read more here.
  • The City of Madison Engineering Division will hold an online public information meeting to provide information on proposed dredging at the public Spring Harbor Park Boat launch on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 6:00 pm. [More details

 

If you have questions, comments, suggestions, etc., feel free to reach out: district19@cityofmadison.com

-Keith F




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