Transportation Alternatives Analysis
for the
Dane County / Greater Madison
Metropolitan Area




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Implementation Task Force
Begins Work in Dec 2003
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Transport 2020 is a study of transportation improvement alternatives for the Dane County / Greater Madison Metropolitan Area.

Dane County has experienced tremendous population growth in recent years, estimated at 16.7 percent since 1990 by the U.S. Census Bureau. This growth, combined with other factors, puts increased pressure on the region’s transportation network. Travel corridors throughout the region are experiencing transportation challenges. In the heart of the greater Madison metropolitan area is Madison’s Isthmus, a corridor that has experienced increasing traffic congestion, safety problems, and pedestrian and bicycle challenges. The study will investigate options for improving the transportation capacity of these important regional travel corridors.

The study will include a careful examination of a broad range of transportation system alternatives, and a thorough assessment of how these various alternatives address the problems and challenges identified in the study area. The study will also consider transportation improvements in the context of different land use futures, as well as determine what the impacts will be if nothing is done to address these travel challenges.

The decision to conduct an Alternatives Analysis was based upon recommendations of the Vision 2020 Dane County Land Use and Transportation Plan (June 1997). In addition to the recommendations contained in Vision 2020, numerous transportation plans and studies conducted in Madison and Dane County have considered high-capacity transit improvements to help meet future transportation challenges. In 1992, the City of Madison prepared a Light Rail Transit Corridor Study and in 1998, Dane County completed a Commuter Rail Feasibility Study. Both of these studies concluded that investment in high-capacity transit improvements is feasible, and worthy of continued consideration. While the light rail study and the commuter rail study focused on a particular modal alternative, the current study will comparatively assess various transit modes to help determine the most appropriate solution for area transportation challenges.



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