The Wisconsin Urban and Rural Transit Association is hosting a seminar all day Thursday at Warner Park Community Center, to talk about transit in Madison. The event will include national and local mass transit experts, including Mark Huffer of the Kansas City Transportation Authority.
Scott Becher, one of the organizers, says the public seminar will involve brainstorming about transit technologies that might work in Dane County. These include dedicated bus lanes, technology that allows buses to change traffic lights, WiFi on buses, and automatic notifications sent to cell phones when buses are running late.
Says Becher, "We're trying to bring the best ideas from around the country to Madison and Wisconsin."