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Madison Metro offering warming buses

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison Metro buses will run as normal Tuesday, but users can expect some special services because of the cold.

Metro is offering warming buses at the East, West, South and North transfer points.  Passengers can board those as they are waiting for pick up.  They'll be available from 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Depending on the weather, warming buses may also be available in the afternoon.

Metro is also running special trips from overnight homeless shelters to day warming shelters.

Those rides began just before 6 a.m. from overnight shelters at St. John's Lutheran Church and First United Methodist Church to the daytime shelter at Grace Episcopal Church.

Van service will be provided Tuesday  night from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. to take those in need back to the overnight shelters from Grace Episcopal.

Madison Metro is offering some travel tips for riders during this extreme cold: 

  • Be sure to dress warmly when traveling.
  • Plan your trip ahead of time before heading outside to wait for your bus. Plan your trip on Google Maps, check your Ride Guide or call Metro's customer service center at (608) 266-4466 before you travel.
  • Track your bus using BusRadar-Madison (download from Google Play), Mobile UW (download from Google Play/iTunes), or other available smart phone apps. Visit mymetrobus.com/apps for a complete list.
  • Add Metro's customer service center number (608) 266-4466 into your cell phone before leaving for your stop. If you've been standing at your stop for a long period of time, call to check on your bus.
  • Stay informed. Sign up for text and email alerts at mymetrobus.com/alert. Or visit mymetrobus.com for complete service information. Follow @mymetrobus on Twitter. 
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