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District 19

Alder Keith Furman

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Alder Keith Furman

Contact Information

Home Address:

5328 Lake Mendota Dr
Madison , WI 53705

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

Tag: Metro Transit

Proposed Metro Transit changes may affect you

If you ride Madison Metro from District 19, some proposed route and schedule changes may affect you. For brevity, I've oversimplified these changes and listed only those that affect service to our neighborhoods, so you may wish to read about all of the proposed changes and find out how to give … [read more]

Flooding Update (8-26-2018 at 1pm) & Metro Transit Information (Storm Related and Some Planned Changes Now in Effect)

We've luckily had a nice weekend so far, but rain is predicted to start again this afternoon. Here's the latest update from the City: Current Status: August 26 at 1:00 PM As of this morning, Lake Mendota has dropped about an inch. The Yahara River at East Main Street fell one and a half … [read more]

Transportation in 2025 & Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Kickoff and Survey

Two piece of transportation related news/information: Last month, Tom Lynch, City of Madison's Transportation Director, gave a fantastic lunch keynote presentation at the Mayor's Neighborhood Conference called Transportation in 2025. That presentation is now available for online viewing. I … [read more]

New Years Update

Here's some news on free Metro Transit rides on New Year's Eve, tree collection, and garbage collection around New Year's: Metro Transit Offers FREE Rides on New Year's Eve Stay safe during the holidays! Metro Transit and the Tavern League of Wisconsin's Safe Ride Program offer FREE rides … [read more]

Thursday Office Hours, BRT Kickoff Recap, Police Survey and 2019 Neighborhood Grant Material

This update includes an open office hours reminder, BRT Kickoff Recap, MPD Survey and 2019 Neighborhood Grant Material. Open Office Hours On Thursday evening (1/10/2019), I will have open office hours from 4:30-7pm at Alicia Ashman Library - Study Room - 733 N High Point Rd, Madison, WI … [read more]

New Metro Transit Website, Drop-Off Site Hours and Office Hours Reminder

A brief update which includes open office hours reminder for Tuesday, a new Metro Transit website and expanded drop-off site hours. Open Office Hours Reminder: Tomorrow evening (3/26/2019), I will have open office hours from 4:30-7pm at Alicia Ashman Library - Study Room - 733 N High Point … [read more]

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) - Second Meeting and Midtown District Police Station Open House

Information about two upcoming events: Bus Rapid Transit (BRT): Second Meeting Scheduled (5/14) The City of Madison is exploring options for a new East-West BRT line and needs your input to make this project a success! Please give us your feedback a second time and help us … [read more]

July Office Hours and July 4th Service Changes (Metro and Trash/Recycling)

Details on July's Office Hours and information on service changes for July 4th. Office Hours In July, I will be holding open office hours twice: Date Location Saturday, July 13th (7:30am - 10am) Westside Community Market - Behind UW Health Digestive … [read more]

TFOGS Open House and BRT Meeting

Some details on two meetings this week: Task Force for Government Structure (TFOGS) Open House and Madison East-West Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Planning Study Meeting Three. Task Force for Government Structure (TFOGS) Open House Wednesday, August 28th 2019 (5pm - 8pm) Location: The Atrium, … [read more]

Office Hours Update, Task Force on Government Structure Open House and More...

An update on my open office hours for September, upcoming Spring Harbor Watershed Study Meeting, information on an upcoming open house about the structure of Madison City Government, next meeting on bus rapid transit and information on National Voter Registration Day! September Office … [read more]

Vehicle Registration Tax

I've heard from many residents with questions and concerns about the proposed $40 a year Vehicle Registration Tax (aka Wheel Tax) in the 2020 Operating Budget. This post will hopefully help provide some answers. (I will be posting more details on the overall 2020 Budget, including a post about … [read more]

New Years Eve and Day Refuse and Recycling Schedule & Metro Transit Free Rides on New Year's Eve

Some New Year's related news to share about refuse and recycling and Metro Transit. New Year's Eve and New Year's Day Refuse & Recycling Schedule Below is the information regarding Streets Division operations on New Year's Eve 2019 and New Year's Day 2020. New Year's Eve … [read more]

February Office Hours, Early Voting, Madison Digital Inclusion Summit, Stormwater Ordinance Changes, Report Snow Removal Issues and Bus Rapid Transit Public Meeting

A long update including info on February Office Hours, early voting, an upcoming Digital Inclusion Summit, important stormwater ordinance changes, a link to report snow removal issues and a save the date for a meeting on Bus Rapid Transit. Office Hours In February, I will be holding open … [read more]

Office Hours Reminder (Wednesday AM) & BRT Public Meeting

A reminder that I will be holding office hours tomorrow (Wednesday) AM and information about a Bus Rapid Transit meeting. Office Hours I will be holding office hours tomorrow (Thursday) morning at Moka - 5227 University Avenue, Madison 53705 from 7:30am to 9:30am. f you have a question, … [read more]

July Office Hours, Upcoming Election, Odana Area Plan, and Metro Transit Update

I will be hosting office hours in July virtually on Monday, July 13th in the afternoon and Thursday, July 23rd in the morning. I will be using Zoom (with video). Note: I have set it up so I can only meet one person at a time. If I'm meeting with someone else, there will be a small waiting … [read more]

Office Hours This Afternoon, Voting, Library Update, Metro Transit, City Update and 2020 Census

A reminder that I will be hosting virtual office hours this afternoon from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Learn more about my August office hours here. If you have a question, concern, or topic of interest that you would like to discuss, but my scheduled open office hours don't work for you, you can … [read more]

BRT Meeting, Financial Resources Hotline, and Secure Absentee Ballot Drop Boxes

Madison East-West Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Planning Continues Project Kick-Off Meeting, October 22, 2020 What: Madison East-West BRT Planning Study – Project Development Kickoff Virtual Meeting When: Thursday, October 22, 6 – 8 p.m. Where: Zoom link located at Why: … [read more]

West Side BRT Meeting on 12/3 and Refuse & Recycling Collection Schedule for Thanksgiving

Bus Rapid Transit/West Side Refinements Neighborhood Meeting Please join us for a virtual neighborhood meeting where we will hear about the planned first phase of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system here in Madison - and in particular, some possible changes to Mineral Point Road and Whitney … [read more]

Trash & Recycling Collection and Metro Service on Christmas Eve and Christmas

Some quick updates Christmas Eve and Christmas day services below. City offices are closed on both December 24 & 25. Happy Holidays! Trash & Recycling Collection Will Happen on Christmas Eve Operating hours will be shortened The Streets Division will be performing trash and … [read more]

Winter Reminder, New Years Eve and Day Services, and Christmas Tree Collection

Just a quick reminder that I generally won't be posting winter weather updates and the best place to get those updates is You can subscribe to get updates in a number of ways from that site. Here are some recent winter updates: Large Item Collection Canceled … [read more]

Upcoming Meetings: Metro Network Design, Odana Area Plan and University Ave

I wanted to share some upcoming meetings that may interest residents in District 19: Metro Transit Network Redesign Public Information Meeting Phase One Community Meeting: Wednesday, March 3 @ 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Zoom Link Meeting Details Please attend a virtual community … [read more]

Last Minute 4/6 Polling Place Changes, Metro Transit Redesign and Spring Update from Streets

City of Madison Polling Place Changes for April 6th The City of Madison Clerk's Office has had to move many polling places since the February Spring Primary and the November General Election. Voters are encouraged to check whether their polling place has changed if they plan to vote on … [read more]

June Office Hours and Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of May 31

I will be hosting office hours in twice in June. One of my sessions will be virtually using Zoom (with video) and the other will be in back in person! Since we're returning to a new normal and I'm fully vaccinated, I'll be hosting my first in-person office hours since last March 2020! I'll be … [read more]

ARPA Update, University Research Park Development, Metro Redesign and Highlights for the Week of July 19, 2021

Preview of Metro Transit Redesign of Coverage and Ridership The Transportation Commission and the Transportation Policy and Planning Board will be discussing a preview of proposed Metro Transit Redesign maps at their joint meeting on Monday. Meeting details Meeting agenda Register … [read more]

Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of July 26

Element Lab Virtual Neighboor Meeting On Tuesday at 6:30 PM: University Research Park proposes to construct Element Lab, a new lab facility at the southwest corner of Mineral Point Road and S. Whitney Way. The pro-posed five-story, 145,000 square foot facility would require Conditional Use … [read more]

August Office Hours, Development at 5533 University Avenue, Metro Fare Study, Vision Zero and Other Highlights for the Week of August 2, 2021

August Office Hours I will be hosting office hours on Tuesday, August 10th (virtually) from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. I will be using Zoom (with video): REGISTER Please use the registration above to get the Zoom link. When you register, you'll also get an e-mail reminder on the day of Office Hours. … [read more]

Multiple D19 Projects at Plan Commission and Other Highlights for the Week of August 23

Multiple District 19 Projects at Monday's Plan Commission Meeting Adopting the Odana Area Plan as a supplement to the Comprehensive Plan Project Website City of Madison - File #: 66098 ( Element Collective at University Research Park (421 Charmany … [read more]

2022 Capital Budget, Redistricting and Other Highlights for the Week of September 6

L’shana tova to those celebrating Rosh Hashanah this week. Due to Labor Day and Rosh Hashanah, there are less City meetings this week than usual. 2022 Executive Capital Budget On August 31, Mayor Rhodes-Conway released the 2022 Executive Capital Budget and 5-Year Capital Improvement Plan … [read more]

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