**Metro’s complete route redesign is coming up fast on Sunday, June 11, 2023**

Starting Saturday, June 10, the Metro Customer Service Center is open extended hours to help early morning and late night commuters with the new service beginning on June 11.

For two weeks, representatives are available from 5:30a to 10p. We can help plan your trip, find your bus stop, see live arrival times and answer any questions you have!

Call 608-266-4466.

Metro Extended Hours


Board of Park Commissioners: The Board of Park Commissioners will take place on Wednesday, June 14, 2023 in in-person format at 6:30 PM. Agenda items includes declaring July 2023 as “Parks and Recreation Month” in the City of Madison; adoption of Park Development Plan for Kestrel Park, request from Olbrich Botanical Gardens to Close Bolz Conservatory August 9-11, 2023 for Installation of GLEAM Exhibit; request by Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center, Inc. to extend Madison Park hours for Fete de Marquette; Dog Park Designation status update; and more!

Education Committee: The Education Committee will take place on Wednesday, June 14, 2023 in virtual format at 5:30 PM. Agenda items includes County Youth in Governance Presentation, discussion on draft policy regarding Driver’s Education and more!


  • Become a Homeowner Webinar, Monday, June 12, 2023: Learn about programs available to bring you one step closer to your goal of homeownership! Learn about:
    • Down Payment and closing costs assistance
    • Financial literacy and homebuyer education
    • Other avenues for homeownership
  • Artist Austen Brantley Shaved Ice Social, Monday, June 12, 2023: Join Artist Austen Brantley for shaved ice at the Worthington Park, on June 12 (rain date 13th), and learn about his upcoming art project in the Darbo-Worthington Neighborhood.
  • Lakeside Kids: James the Magician, Tuesday, June 13, 2023: Since 1986, James Ember has been creating and performing magic. He has performed his award winning, interactive, comedy magic show throughout the world. Performing magic with a wild passion since he won his first talent show at the age of six, his exceptional magical talent has been showcased at school programs, on stages, on the street and everywhere in between. There’s one thing that drives every single one of his performances – he knows joy is contagious!
  • East Side Farmers’ Market, Tuesday, June 13, 2023 : The Eastside Farmers’ Market is Madison Wisconsin’s finest weekday farmers’ market. Our goal is to bring the freshest Wisconsin grown food direct to the heart of the East side. Our vendor members are agricultural producers and food artisans who make value added products from Wisconsin’s agricultural bounty.
  • Mobile Madison | Movies with Madison Parks – Minions: The Rise of the Gru, Tuesday, June 13, 2023: The City of Madison Parks Division developed Movies with Madison Parks in harmony with the City’s Neighborhood Resource Teams (NRTs). Sina Davis, from the Allied Drive Neighborhood, provided the spark and served as the main community driver behind the creation and development of the program. This popular program was named in her honor, just prior to her passing in July 2019.
  • Dane County Farmers’ Market – Wednesday Market, Wednesday, June 14, 2023 : The Wednesday Dane County Farmers’ Market is located on the 200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, in between the Madison Municipal Building and the City County Building. While more intimate than the Saturday Market, you will still find many of your favorite Dane County Farmers’ Market members, as well as a full array of fruits and vegetables, eggs, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, bakery items, cut flowers, plants, and many specialty items.
  • The Capitol View Farmers’ Market, Wednesday, June 14, 2023: The Capitol View Farmers Market is returning to the North Star Neighborhood! Join us each Wednesday (May 31-October 11, 2023) from 3:00-7:00pm to support local farmers and vendors, enjoy live music and food carts, and make the most of summer in Madison!
  • Madison Jazz Fest, Wednesday, June 14, 2023: The Madison Music Collective presents a Madison Jazz Festival concert in Penn Park by Madison’s Rick Flowers and Amalgam X, featuring Kevin Carnes on drums, Chris Moseley on guitar, Adam Czerepinski on bass, and Flowers on keyboards and vocals on Wednesday, June 14, 2023 from 6:00 to 8:00pm. This concert is part of the Collective’s popular DIG JAZZ concert series. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy live jazz in the park. You can also purchase food from the Sista’s Chicken & Fish food trunk.
  • Maintain Homeownership Webinar, Thursday, June 15, 2023: If you are currently a homeowner, come learn about programs to ensure you stay in your home! Learn about:
    • Home repair and accessibility modifications
    • Post purchase counseling and programs (i.e. foreclosure prevention, tax credits, maintenance)
    • Mobile Home Assistance
    • Ways to reduce your utility bills
    • Property tax assistance for older adults
  • Mobile Madison | Movies with Madison Parks – Encanto, Thursday, June 15, 2023:Grab a blanket or bring a lawn chair and enjoy the FREE show! All are welcome!
  • 2023-24 Youth Poet Laureate Ceremony, Thursday, June 15, 2023: Applicants for the 2023-2024 Youth Poet Laureate will give a reading at Pinney Library. There will be a ceremony after to announce the 2023-2024 Youth Poet Laureate.
  • Concerts on the Rooftop: Sixteen Candles, Thursday, June 15, 2023:Experience the nostalgia and energy of the greatest decade of music – the 1980’s! Entertaining audiences since 2003, Sixteen Candles travels the country to bring 80’s music to life in full force for a memorable and exciting concert experience that you won’t soon forget.
  • Community Garden Summit, Friday, June 16, 2023: We foster community, equity, and food production by connecting people in Dane County with the space, education and resources to create and sustain community gardens.
  • The Sessions at McPike Park, Friday, June 16, 2023: The Sessions at McPike Park is in its 10th year and will have great music all seven days and dance and comedy interspersed.
    This is a free all-volunteer run event that helps raise funds for 6 non-profit partners. Great food and drink for sale.
  • WPCRC Family Fun Night – June 16 (Juneteenth Celebration), Friday, June 16, 2023: WPCRC Family Fun Nights are in partnership with Madison School Community Recreation.
  • Loop The Lake, Saturday, June 17, 2023: Support clean, healthy lakes with Clean Lakes Alliance’s 10th Annual Loop the Lake Bike Ride. Join in person on the official Monona Lake Loop by starting and ending at Olbrich Park on Saturday, June 18th, 2022. Or, choose to ride, walk, run, or paddle virtually, from anywhere Saturday, June 11th – Sunday, June 19th.
  • Volunteer Day at The Glen, Saturday, June 17, 2023: The Glen Golf Park is establishing an ongoing volunteer program that helps volunteers learn, grow personally and gain professional experience.
  • HUD-Approved Homebuyer Education, Saturday, June 17, 2023: Take the first step to owning a home, and join us in this Home Buyer Education Workshop. This FREE HUD-Approved homebuyer educationworkshop takes place in person and lunch is provided.
  • Bird & Nature Adventures | Starkweather Creek Area, Saturday, June 17, 2023: Edible Plants ~ Outings in the Starkweather Creek area vary each month – be sure to check the starting location. Adventures typically at 10:00am on the 3rd Saturday of the month, year-round, and frequently start at the Goodman Community Center, unless noted otherwise. Outings include nature walks, canoe/kayak adventures, bicycling tours, and more, and are sponsored by the Madison Friends of Urban Nature , Madison Parks, Goodman Community Center , Madison Audubon Society , and Friends of Starkweather Creek . No registration is required. Pets are not allowed.
  • Madison Juneteenth Celebration, Saturday, June 17, 2023 : Historical celebration of African/Black American emancipation, history, accomplishments and influence on American history and culture.
  • The Sessions at McPike Park, Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18 : The Sessions at McPike Park is in its 10th year and will have great music all seven days and dance and comedy interspersed.
    This is a free all-volunteer run event that helps raise funds for 6 non-profit partners. Great food and drink for sale.
  • Bird & Nature Adventures | Warner Park, Sunday, June 18, 2023: Enjoy an informal family and kid-friendly nature walk around the scenic Warner Pond lagoon and across Castle Creek to discover the wetlands, woods, and prairie in the Wild Side of Warner Park and the birds and other creatures that call it home! Walks at Warner Park held on the 3rd Sunday every month are co-sponsored by Madison Bird City FUN partners Wild Warner  and Madison Audubon . Meet at the colorful Warner Park shelter by the lagoon. Parking is available nearby. No registration is required. No pets are allowed.
  • Live at The Glen & Movie | WYSO & Vivo, Sunday, June 18, 2023: Grab a blanket or bring a lawn chair and join us at The Glen for a free movie! All are welcome! Starting at 3pm enjoy the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra performing along the trees of The Glen House and 9th hole


  • Goodman Pool Opens Friday, June 9: Goodman Pool opens for the 2023 season on Friday, June 9 and thanks to the generosity of Goodman’s Jewelers, the first 500 kids receive FREE ADMISSION starting at 12pm!
  • 2023-24 Youth Poet Laureate to be announced at celebratory reading June 15 at 6:00 pm at Pinney library: The City of Madison, the Madison Arts Commission, and Madison Poet Laureate Angela Trudell Vasquez invite you to a reading of the 2023-24 Madison Youth Poet Laureate applicants.
  • Artist Austin Brantley returns to Madison to create a sculpture for Madison’s Darbo-Worthington Neighborhood: Madison, WI – In an exciting collaboration between the Madison Arts Commission and Madison College, artist Austen Brantley has returned to Madison to begin designing a commissioned sculpture.
  • Help Your Trees: Urban Forestry Reminds Residents to Water Newly Planted Trees: If a tree has been planted on the terrace in front of your home by Urban Forestry within the last five years, or if you had a tree planted on your private property in that same window of time, residents are reminded to water the tree as needed to increase its chance of survival.
  • Metro Transit Redesigned Routes Start Sunday, June 11: Starting Sunday, June 11, Metro is implementing its largest service change in more than 20 years. This complete revamp of service is geared towards addressing a number of long-standing customer concerns including:
    • rides on Metro’s current service take too long
    • routes are too confusing
    • Frequent transfers are necessary, sometimes with the need to ride in the opposite direction of your destination to get the right bus at a transfer point.
    • This new set of routes and schedules has also been designed to integrate with Metro’s new bus rapid transit system that will go into effect next year.
    • Planning New Trips
    • Route Numbers to Letters
      • The majority of Metro’s new routes will be noted as letters rather than numbers A few routes will still be represented as numbers.
    • Bus Stops
      • New Locations – A number of new bus stops with lettered route information have already been installed. These new locations will open on Sunday, June 11.
      • Existing Stops – A majority of Metro stop locations will remain the same. Route numbers on these signs will be updated to letters in the coming weeks.
      • Four-digit bus ID numbers will remain the same. ID numbers can be used to plan trips this week as well as after the new service launch. ID numbers can also continue to be used when contacting Metro’s call center with specific bus stop questions.
      • Look for temporary laminated signs with new route letter information at stops until new permanent steel sign versions are installed.
    • Transfer Points
      • Metro’s north, east, and west transfer points will close on Sunday, June 11. The North Transfer Point park and ride will also close with the start of new service. A complete list of available park and rides are available at mymetrobus.com/parkandride.
    • Look for Ride Guides Out on the Street!
      • Metro Ride Guide staff are now visiting transfer points, stop locations and are out riding buses to answer questions and help plan trips. Look for Ride Guides in bright yellow vests. Ride Guides will be out on the street first thing on June 11 and the following week to help passengers get where they need to go on Metro’s newly designed routes.
    • Customer Service Center Extended Hours
      • Metro’s customer service phone center is open through Monday through Friday from 6:00 am until 6:00 pm. Starting on Saturday, June 10, representatives will be available starting at 5:30 am through 10:00 pm. These extended hours will be available through Saturday, June 24 or as phone traffic warrants.
    • Plan Your Trip with Metro Staff
      • Metro staff will be available at a number of upcoming community events to answer questions and help plan new trips. A complete list of events is available at: https://bit.ly/45ybIYQ
      • For more information, contact Metro’s customer service center at (608) 2266-4466 or mymetrobus@cityofmadison.com.
      • Complete information is also available at mymetrobus.com.
      • Contacts
      • Metro Customer Service, 608-266-4466

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