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Madison, WI 53715-1007

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Paratransit Service

What is Paratransit Service?

Paratransit Service provides transportation from one building to another (rather than one bus stop to another) for eligible UW-Madison students. Paratransit rides should be scheduled as early as possible; they must be requested no later than the day before by 4:30 pm. Students may also set up "standing rides" that would be the same from week to week, saving them the trouble of having to routinely call in. For additional information on campus paratransit operating procedures, please see Madison Metro's UW Campus Paratransit web page .

How to Apply for Paratransit Service

In order to qualify for paratransit service, you must apply to Madison Metro and meet eligibility requirements set by federal regulation. You can print out the paratransit service application from Madison Metro's web site. To receive free rides, you must also submit a copy of both your university ID and valid ASM bus pass along with the application form. Please note that a completed application must be mailed or dropped off at Madison Metro (1245 E. Washington Avenue, parking lot off Baldwin Street) since an original signature is required on the application. Faxes or emails are not accepted. You must also schedule an in-person assessment. For more information about the application process, please contact Madison Metro Customer Service at 266-4466, (866) 704-2316 (TTY/TextNet) or email kdarcy@cityofmadison.com .

If interested in this service, you are strongly encouraged to apply promptly. Madison Metro has up to 21 days from receipt of application to issue a determination of eligibility. Please see information below to explore other alternatives that may meet your transportation needs while you are in the application process.

Free Paratransit Service with Your ASM Bus Pass and UW ID

Your ASM bus pass and UW ID are needed for free paratransit services. Refer to ASM's web site for information on using your ASM bus pass for paratransit. Margaret Bergamini is the ASM contact for paratransit service.

Other Transportation Options

Campus and City Bus Service

All Madison Metro buses are equipped with lifts to accommodate riders who use wheelchairs, crutches and other mobility devices. Campus buses include Routes 80, 81, 83, 84 and 85; Routes 80 and 85 run frequently. Many city bus routes also go through the UW Campus. You can view maps showing routes on Madison Metro's "Routes & Schedules" web page. Or plan your rides from a specific origin to destination using Metro's Automated Trip Planner. This tool has a landmarks drop-down list that includes campus buildings.

Campus Accessible Circulator Shuttle

Campus Accessible Circulator Shuttle info on the Transportation Services website.

Campus Disabled Parking Permits

University of Wisconsin Transportation Services
WARF Bldg., Room 124
(608)-265-4800 (TTY)

Wisconsin Disabled License Plates/Cards:

Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Special Plates Unit
P.O. Box 7306
Madison, WI 53705

Cab Service

There are four cab companies in the Madison: Union Cab, Badger Cab, Green Cab of Madison and Madison Taxi. All take reservations and accept credit cards. Union Cab also offers wheelchair accessible service (lift-equipped vehicles). When you are trying to make it to class or other appointments, reservations are strongly encouraged.

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