Transportation

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.

MadREP incentivizes vanpooling participation

To help both existing employees and would-be employees who are facing transportation challenges, the Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP) is partnering with Commute with Enterprise to provide workplace vanpooling.

City formalizes commitment to electric buses

The city of Madison announced a resolution by Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway and nine alders authorizing a contract with New Flyer Industries for zero-emissions Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) vehicles and approving the next steps for the East-West BRT project.

Greater Madison MPO announces more public meetings

The Greater Madison MPO is finishing work on the Connect Greater Madison: Regional Transportation Plan 2050 (RTP) update, and is announcing opportunities to comment on draft plan recommendations through the plan website and forthcoming virtual public meetings.

U-Haul adds another Madison dealer

U-Haul Company of Wisconsin Inc. announced that Landais Services 1, at 5018 Blazing Star Drive in Madison will become a U-Haul dealer offering services including truck, trailer, and towing equipment rentals along with moving supplies and boxes.

City joins national safety challenge

The national challenge aims to encourage 100 cities, towns, and villages nationwide to commit within 100 days to focus their efforts on a safety-first approach to design and transportation planning.

Urban League expands career training

The Urban League of Greater Madison is addressing southern Wisconsin’s changing workforce needs while training unemployed and underemployed community members by expanding intensive training academies for careers in commercial driving and solar installation.

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