Madison's train station is in Columbus, WI. The bus station is you, standing outside UW Memorial Union.
Madison needs a Union Transportation Station. Where is the train station, the non-municipal bus station, and the Mayor's Market Place prospect?. Build them all in one location. People can come to Madison absent the annoyances of traffic by using a train or bus. What a day's adventure, to hop on a train in Chicago and spend the day in Madison, not to mention the possibility of living in Madison and commuting to Milwaukee or Chicago.
Response: Metro has been actively participating in the development of the City's South Capitol Transit-Oriented Development Plan (SCTOD) - http://www.cityofmadison.com/dpced/planning/southcapitol/. One of the key elements of the plan is identifying and evaluating potential locations for an intermodal transit facility that would improve connections between Madison and other cities in the region. The Plan will also further define opportunities for development consistent with the Downtown Plan, and includes recognizing easy access to a variety of transportation modes. Unfortunately, federal capital funding for transit-related projects has been greatly curtailed under the current authorization, making it necessary to identify other sources of funding, along with an increase in the local share for ongoing and future projects.