Metro Transit Public Hearing Scheduled - Network Redesign
Tuesday, May 31
On Tuesday, May 31, Metro Transit and the City of Madison Transportation Policy and Planning Board (TPPB) will hold a virtual public hearing at 6 PM to discuss the proposed transit network redesign expected to go into effect in June of 2023.
Public Hearing Details
Network 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.
As a result of this community input, a number of amendments to the plan have been identified.
Interested persons are encourage to attend the virtual public hearing or provide feedback on these amendments prior to the hearing date. Consideration will be given to views and comments expressed at the public hearing as well as to all phone and written comments received.
Comments can be submitted at mymetrobus.com/feedback. Written comments can also be sent to: Metro Transit Public Hearing Comments, 1245 E. Washington Ave., Suite 201, Madison WI 53703 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments can also be submitted by calling (608) 266-4466.
If you need an interpreter, translator, materials in alternate formats or other accommodations to access this service, activity or program, please contact Metro Transit at (608) 266-4904 at least three business days prior to the meeting.
Following the public hearing, the TPPB will meet on Monday, June 6 to deliberate and vote on the plan and recommended package of amendments. On Tuesday, June 7, the City of Madison Common Council will deliberate and vote on the plan and amendments.
When a plan has been approved by the City of Madison Common Council, staff will begin work on a complete equity analysis of the finalized plan and start preparing to implement newly designed service in June of 2023.
For more information, contact the Metro customer service center at (608) 266-4466 or email email@example.com.
For complete details, visit:
- (608) 266-4466, firstname.lastname@example.org