Transportation

Madison ranks highly as a cutting-edge city

Madison is used to ranking highly on national lists, so it should come as little surprise that it’s been included in a new study of the Top 30 Most Cutting-Edge Metros, according to CommercialCafe.

MSN continues to rebound from pandemic

Throughout the peak holiday travel period from November through January, the airport projects an average of about 2,123 flights per month, up from 1,330 flights per month in late 2020 and the first month of 2021.

Chip shortage delays ‘flex lane’ use

A global shortage of software chips and other components associated with the new “flex lanes” on the Beltline highway will delay the use of the lanes until summer.

Telework to remain part of Madison’s workplace fabric

Data from the 2021 Greater Madison Telework Survey was published last week, and together with results from a similar June 2020 survey, the results indicate that telework on a part-time, weekly basis will likely remain a significant component of workplace structures into the future in Dane County.

Airline launches daily nonstops from MKE

Spirit Airlines has launched daily nonstops between Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE) and Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, and Fort Myers, Florida, and Phoenix, Arizona.

Amendment to change BRT route falls short

Proponents of an alternate route for Madison’s bus rapid transit system fell two votes short Wednesday, as the Madison City Council voted 10–9 in favor of an amendment to the 2022 capital budget.

Latino Academy to expand workforce training program

The Latino Academy of Workforce Development, in partnership with the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association and the Wisconsin Beverage Association, plans to extend the reach of a successful “wraparound” training model through the Latino Academy Regional Transportation Training Center.

Investors flock to electric truck startup Rivian

In yet another sign that the electric vehicle market is hot and getting hotter, shares of Rivian Automotive Inc., a startup company that manufactures electric pickup trucks, jumped in the company’s initial public offering.

West Washington to reopen

The city of Madison announced that West Washington Avenue will be fully reopened to traffic by 6 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 5.

MSN adds direct service to DC

Dane County Regional Airport (MSN) announced the addition of direct flights to Reagan National Airport (DCA) beginning in November.

DOT to close Beltline ramp Nov. 2

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that the westbound ramp from the southbound lane of I-39/90 will be closed for over a day beginning Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 2 a.m.

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