New bus shelters have gone up on Capitol Square -- teeny, tiny bus shelters that a well-fed Wisconsinite would barely fit into. Are these the shelters that the city of Madison paid $70,000 for apiece?
No, thank God. Rebecca Cnare of the city's planning division says the shelters are only temporary.
"There was a delay at the factory for the new Capitol Square bus shelters," she says. Duo-Guard, the company installing the shelters, had problems with its aluminum supplier.
So the spiffy, $70,000-apiece shelters will not be installed until the end of October. But with the weather starting to turn colder, the city decided it needed to install temporary shelters -- which are just the smaller, standard ones used around town.
"We're just trying to keep the transit users happy," says Cnare, "and have the shelters up for when it's rainy and cold."