Transportation

PFAS troubles: EPA guidance, county suing DNR

The Environmental Protection Agency released new guidelines that indicate PFAS “forever chemicals” found in drinking water pose health risks even at levels so low they cannot currently be detected.

Dane County begins airport noise study

A 30-year-old plan for limited noise pollution around Dane County Regional Airport and the Air National Guard facility on the city’s north side will soon be updated.

Wisconsin used car purchases up 14.8% during pandemic

A new report from CoPilot using data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis’ Personal Consumption Expenditures found that used-car spending in Wisconsin increased by 14.8% during the pandemic — a total change of $524.9 million.

Masks optional on city buses

Due to the Transportation Security Administration's announcement that it will no longer enforce its Security Directives and Emergency Amendment requiring mask use on public transportation and transportation hubs, city of Madison officials announced that wearing masks is now optional on Metro Transit buses and at its facilities.

CDC extends mask requirement for travel

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has extended the nationwide mask requirement for public transit for 15 days as it monitors an uptick in COVID-19 cases.

Greater Madison MPO releases 2050 plan

A full draft of Connect Greater Madison: Regional Transportation Plan 2050 (RTP) is now posted and available for written public comment through Sunday, May 8.

Bosch and BCycle partner for free Earth Day rides

Waterloo-based BCycle, a national bike-share system, has teamed up with Bosch eBike Systems, a division of Bosch Group, to offer free electric bike rideshare access in Madison and seven other cities across the country on Earth Day, Friday, April 22, through Sunday, April 24.

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