Bus Route Changes, Effective September 4 (Correction/Update)

August 27th, 2007

Do note that changes to the Bus 80 route will go into effect this coming September and not just for 2008 as accidentally recorded in the title of the original blog post. (I must have been thinking about the 2007-2008 academic year and jumped ahead a semester–my apologies for any confusion).

The original post follows below:

There will be changes in store for riders when regular Bus 80 service resumes Tuesday, September 4. Among these changes will be the elimination of a stop at Union South (and a new stop added at the northwest corner of Charter and West Johnson streets for those heading to Union South) and reduced frequency of trips to Eagle Heights (15 minute intervals between 10:00am and 3:00pm).

During rush times, though, (before 10:00am and after 3:00pm), riders can anticipate the full route running at intervals of seven-eight minutes. According to Transportation Services, these changes are intended to make the Route 80 circuit a shorter journey for some buses and improve frequency.

For more information about these changes and a map of the route, see the current Wisconsin Week (August 22, 2007) story, on page 13.

Additionally, City of Madison bus schedules can be accessed at: http://www.cityofmadison.com/metro/

For those traveling to Steenbock Library, a convenient stop remains at the corner of Babcock and Observatory Drives.

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