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Madison Metro Transit Network Redesign

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Keep your eyes peeled for flyers and Ride Guides around the city.

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The Madison Metro Transit Network Redesign is going into effect this Sunday, June 11. The redesign aims to increase access, decrease travel time, and improve the overall experience for transit riders.

Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming changes.


The majority of the new routes will be labeled with letters rather than numbers. Routes 80, 81, 82, and 84 will continue with their current service, unchanged. A few other routes will keep their numeric labels, but the routes will be updated — 28, 38, 55, 65, 75.

Transfer points

Transfer points will no longer be facets of the Metro Transit Network. The main goal of the redesign is to offer fewer transfers for easier, more efficient travel.

There are bus stops where many routes intersect, so if a trip does require multiple routes there will be ample opportunities to connect with ease. The South Transfer Point will carry on as a standard bus stop on routes G, H, and O.

Ride Guides

Metro Ride Guide staff will be available at bus stops and on buses to assist locals in traversing the new system.

These Ride Guides will be wearing bright yellow vests and will be on duty for the first week that the new system is in place.


For more detailed information about the Madison Metro Transit Network Redesign, check out Metro Transit’s website and/or email

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