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An Independent Citizen Voice for Buses

Welcome to the home page of Madison Area Bus Advocates. We are a group of bus users and friends who aim to inform people about the reality and the possibilities of a Madison Metro Transit, to encourage system development, and to encourage bus ridership. We believe that good public transit supports the dignity and freedom of all individuals, creates an open, hospitable and welcoming community, respects the environment, opens economic opportunity to all and moves people to where they need to go. Our vision is of a vastly improved and expanded transit system. Will you help us get there? Join Us!

A Rapid Bus Plan: Metro Mover "The M"

Our Rapid Bus plan consists of specially marked vehicles operating out of these corridors into the entire urbanized area. The runningway could be a mixture of dedicated lanes and arterial streets with transit priority elements. Model systems include Kansas City Max, Las Vegas Max, Eugene Emerald Express, and Los Angeles MetroRapid. Service is frequent and all-day, with branded vehicles and stops or stations spaced at one-third to one mile apart. The system is designed for possible future conversion to light rail. Read More

Opinion: Regional Transport Authority (RTA)

The priorities of a socially fair and fiscally-responsible RTA here should be to 1) establish a centrally-located terminal for inter-city and intra-city transit, 2) enhance our existing transit system (the bus) within and outside Madison, 3) add express or rapid buses that compete with the automobile for time and convenience, and 4) add shared-ride taxis, circulators, and shuttles for small populations. Read more

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"We’ll be the first generation in the history of the planet that drove to the poorhouse in an automobile” - Will Rogers, 1931