Going nowhere

The downtown stop for interurban buses has moved yet again as the city continues to search for a location for a sheltered bus terminal, a goal that has eluded it for six years. There now may be light at the end of the tunnel — but it is a very, very long tunnel.

“We are certainly aware of the need for an intercity bus terminal,” says Heather Stouder, director of the city Planning Division, “but at this point, the soonest we foresee the ability to study it in depth is 2019-2020, due to other competing priorities.”...

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Ken Notes: This screams for a public private development in the downtown / UW corridor. Develop the parking lot between the barn and Memorial Union. Let Amazon pay for it (UW delivery hub). Add a nice direct shuttle to the airport, plus the Chicago and MKE runs, then bring people and tourists from the burbs, EPIC, and hotels... Perfect...



- - Volume: 5 - WEEK: 12 Date: 3/23/2017 9:28:47 AM -