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Madison Metro discontinuing audible turn signals

Posted on June 18, 2015

MADISON, Wis. — Metro Transit will discontinue its audible turn alerts on buses after receiving complaints and hearing more than an hour of public testimony protesting the frequent beeping, The Cap Times reported.

The audible turn alert system chirps every time a bus’ turn signal is activated and was installed with the goal of increasing safety. Residents raised issues with the noise and questioned whether there is any proof of their effectiveness in increasing safety. Some also said they’re avoiding riding the bus because of the noise. For the full story, click here.

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