What would rapid transit systems in other U.S. cities look like, using pre-existing tracks? See Introduction post for the rules. Thanks to Beno's map creator tool which I used for the schematics.
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Madison was one of last systems to plan, but the first to create a schematic map for. Its natural 45-degree angle paths along and above the isthmus lent themselves nicely to the diagram format. It's also one of the smaller networks, serving a metro area of 627,00 people.
Madison has a great convergence of lines downtown just a quarter mile from the capitol building. The Green Line has a stop within walking distance of the airport terminal, though Madison lacks an Amtrak station to make long-distance rail connections (thanks, Scott Walker!).