To help alleviate campus bus crowding, a supplemental Route 80 shuttle will operate weekdays during the spring semester. The shuttle will arrive approximately every 20 minutes at Route 80 bus stops along the central campus loop; it does not serve Eagle Heights.
Legal holidays from late December through mid-January will cause Transportation Services office closures, reduced Madison Metro Transit service, and other service reductions.
The legal holiday of Thanksgiving will cause a reduction in services for Madison Metro Transit, including campus bus routes. Some parking restrictions will be waived to accommodate bus riders unable to easily travel to campus during the reduced service.
Madison Metro is holding a virtual public meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9 to discuss the final details related to the June 2023 service redesign. Bus service changes may impact how students, employees, faculty, and visitors get to and from campus.
Update, October 31: Due to construction issues, a stretch of eastbound Observatory Drive near Ingraham Hall and the Sewell Social Science Building will remain closed until November 17. Part of Linden Drive between Agriculture Hall and the Microbial Sciences Building is also closed in both directions for several weeks.
UW-Madison has been recognized for employee commuting by the Dane County Climate Champions program, joining dozens of Dane County government agencies, schools, businesses, and nonprofits working on projects to advance sustainability practices on a local level.
The new parking year is under way, and Transportation Services wants to highlight accessible parking and transportation options available to the UW campus community members and visitors with disabilities.
Expect detours and delays on campus and in the Madison area on Sunday, Sept. 11 for Ironman Wisconsin. The marathon route impacts several campus roads between 11 a.m. and midnight.
Observatory Drive will temporarily close in both directions near the Veterinary Medicine construction site. This closure will significantly limit options for thru vehicle traffic between the east and west sides of campus. It will also impact travel for in- and outbound traffic and cause Metro Transit detours.
Two new construction projects — North Park Street at Observatory Drive and Walnut Street at Observatory Drive — will impact campus travel over the next several weeks.