Fare-Free Transit System Study

CRANES (Capital Region Advocacy Network for Environmental Sustainability), with whom the League is a partner organization, is delighted that Robin Schmidt, Dane County Board Supervisor, has sponsored a resolution asking that the county spend $50,000 to study the feasibility of fare-free county-wide transit. The resolution is scheduled to be referred to committees Thursday, June 18.  

This feasibility study is part of the CRANES agenda for the Dane County budget, which our League supported in statements to the County Board and County Executive in the fall of 2013.

While it may not be feasible to establish a fare-free county-wide system at this time, the study will examine options for fare-free zones, times, or routes within the larger system.

Please contact your County Board Supervisor to urge them to support this resolution by signing on as a co-sponsor. Contact information for supervisors.

To learn more about the resolution:

Read RES-95, the amendment to the Dane County budget introduced by Supervisor Robin Schmidt, which calls for spending $50,000 on the feasibility study.

Read the FAQ about the proposed study.

Read the memo from CRANES urging other Board supervisors to co-sponsor this resolution.