MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison Metro buses will run their full schedules during Monday's sub-zero cold, beginning at 5 a.m., when the temperature could touch -20.
Metro spokesperson Mick Rusch says Metro operators fielded many calls Friday from riders concerned bus service would not be available Monday. Rusch says Metro's regular maintenance schedule allows Metro buses to run, even in the coldest weather, although Rusch expects ridership to be down.
Metro maintenance chief Jeff Butler says buses have experienced few mechanical problems operating in our recent, cold temperatures. Butler tells 27 News a problem with valves freezing in bus mechanisms designed to lower the bus chassis to permit wheelchair boarding has been largely resolved.
For information on Madison Metro's mobile app, giving you the ability to track your bus' progress, and limit time in the cold at a bus stop, click here: http://www.cityofmadison.com/metro/
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