Since 2020, Metro Transit has been engaging with people all across the city to talk about how to make our transit network more equitable, more efficient and more effective at getting people where they need to be.
Traffic safety in Madison continues to be one of the most prominent feedback topics for the City agencies who handle transportation safety. We share the concerns about reckless driving throughout the city.
Last week I spoke to the national Surface Transportation Board on behalf of Amtrak. My testimony was in support of Amtrak’s right to access freight lines which will be crucial to bringing passenger rail to Madison.
In January, US Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced the federal government’s new comprehensive National Roadway Safety Strategy, a roadmap for addressing the national crisis in roadway fatalities and serious injuries.
The COVID-19 pandemic and our response to it is having a profound impact on the nation’s roadway safety. With the sharp rises in speeding and alcohol consumption, traffic fatalities are dramatically increasing in communities across the US. The most vulnerable users are pedestrians.
Based on input gathered during the first phase of the Transit Network Redesign process, two options for future Metro mapping have been developed – one with a focus on ridership and the other on coverage.