Greyhound Bus Lines has exasperated many in Madison by constantly shuffling its drop-off and pickup site for passengers. Since the old Badger Bus depot was torn down last fall, the company has moved the stop four times. It's even picked up people on Stoughton Road, not easily accessible to anyone without a car - i.e., people who rely on buses.
"It's incomprehensible to me that you would have a bus stop somewhere that's completely inaccessible," complains Ald. Satya Rhodes-Conway.
When asked why it's been so hard to find a suitable location, Greyhound spokesman Tim Stokes says, "I'm really not sure." The company, which has 10 buses coming through Madison each day, is now using as its bus stop the North Transfer Point by Oscar Mayer, until further notice.
Greyhound, says Stokes, wants a site that "accommodates the passengers and the buses and is in a centralized location." But, he adds, "I'm not sure exactly where they're looking at this time." Well, that clears things up.