Transportation related articles: Public transportation, planes, trains, buses and automobiles.


David Michael Miller

When will Madison street parkers be able to pay via smartphone app for every city parking spot? Read more



John December

Many Madisonians have long pined for a public market and a modern mass transit system. Meanwhile, roughly 80 miles away, Milwaukee has ticked both off of its to-do list. How did the city do it and what can Madison learn? Read more

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The city of Madison put several suburban communities in a bind with a late request for extra funding for Madison Metro. The municipalities are working on finding a solution, but one possibility is cuts to bus service. Read more


Fewer Madison residents will have to obey Alternate Side Parking restrictions this winter with the expansion of the Snow Emergency Zone. However, parking will be restricted on one side of the street, once a week, throughout the year. Read more



David Michael Miller

WPR’s Derailed podcast shares a lot about what happened to the proposed high-speed rail link between Milwaukee and Madison. But there’s more to the story. Read more

Citizen Dave 4 Comments


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The holidays may not seem the best time to bring up climate change. But with these gifts you can encourage your loved ones to seek out alternative modes of transportation, and enjoy them, too. Read more

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Madison city staff contemplates how to route Bus Rapid Transit through downtown, including whether the system should go around the Square and down State Street. Read more

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David Michael Millerchael Miller

Will e-bikes and electric scooters get more people out of their cars, reduce climate-changing pollution and make us all healthier? Or will they wreak chaos on city streets and overrun quiet recreational areas? Either way, change is coming. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway is proposing a $40 wheel tax on car registrations in order to fund her transit plans and plug holes in her overall budget. Read more

Citizen Dave 6 Comments



Ride-sharing services are booming and electric cars are dropping in price. Zerology wants to combine the two to help fight climate change. Read more



Morey Airplane Co.

Middleton residents are concerned the “Good Neighbor” city’s airport will become a corporate jet hub. But officials say the city is just studying options on how to keep the public airfield viable. Read more

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Scooters are either a salvation for urban transportation or a curse on city streets and sidewalks. Madison officials hope a scooter pilot project in Milwaukee can offer some guidance for how to regulate them here. Read more



David Michael Miller

Under the proposed legislation, electric bikes would be afforded the same responsibilities and privileges as other bikes — meaning they would be allowed on paved bike paths, gravel state trails or off-road single track. Read more

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Wisconsin’s roads are a mess and the state badly needs to invest in public transit. But first it needs to find a way to raise tax revenue. A messy work-around concocted by Republicans on the Joint Finance Committee might just do the trick. Read more

Citizen Dave 2 Comments


David Michael Miller

Former Mayor Paul Soglin and Dane County Executive Joe Parisi argued for months over the reconstruction of Buckeye Road. Satya Rhodes-Conway was able to reach an agreement during the two weeks she was mayor-elect. What changed? Read more



David Michael Miller

Something as deceptively simple as an additional bus garage could shape Madison’s future for decades to come. Read more

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David Michael Miller

In January, Madison began banning moped and scooter parking on city sidewalks and terraces. Although some downtown blocks had become cluttered with the motorbikes, critics say the ban has effectively outlawed mopeds in Madison. Read more

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There’s no developer or buyer yet, but city officials are contemplating what could be done with the Voit farm and several nearby properties, which are either up for sale or are unused. Read more

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The planned reconstruction of Winnebago Street in 2019 is once again pitting local residents against Madison’s lofty bike goals. The Common Council will weigh competing proposals on May 1. Read more

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David Michael Miller

There was little media attention last month when the Dane County Board quietly passed a new wheel tax. It’s a big subsidy from Madison residents to those who live in rural areas. Read more

Citizen Dave 9 Comments