Mayor tries to appease merchants with smaller BRT stations

Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway, under pressure from downtown businesses, has presented a design for smaller, less obtrusive bus stations for State Street, according to a Wisconsin State Journal report. The two, more transparent bus rapid transit (BRT) stations on State Street would feature shorter platforms and shelters, a design response from the city to appease merchants concerned the larger stations would hurt visibility. The BRT system is a high-frequency, high-capacity, limited-stop service that would run 60-foot-long buses on city streets and dedicated lanes with special stations, including two on State Street.