New Website Features Trip Planning, How to Ride Videos

ST. CLOUD (10/4/16) —The Metro Bus website, ridemetrobus.com, has been redesigned to include a new trip planning tool and updated how to ride videos in English, Spanish and Somali languages to help visitors learn how to plan a trip, use the farebox, board the bus with wheelchairs or strollers, how to use the bike rack, and more.

“Our goal with the new website is to make Metro Bus more user-friendly,” said Berta Hartig, Marketing and Communications Manager for Metro Bus. “People have told us they don’t have the time or patience to figure out bus schedules. With our trip planner, you just need to know where you are, where you want to go and what time you want to be there. Our tool does the figuring out for you.”

In addition to basic trip planning information the Metro Bus trip planner tool allows customers to check the next departures for a particular stop, view timetables and see which other routes they can transfer to nearby.

Hartig said the trip planner is in beta/test mode and welcomes people to share feedback to help improve the tool. An email link is provided on the trip planner’s results page.

Metro Bus will continue to provide printed schedules on all buses, at the Transit Center, the Mobility Training Center, and select locations throughout the community. Metro Bus encourages anyone who needs extra assistance learning how to ride the bus to contact the Metro Bus Mobility Training Center for free, personalized travel training. The Mobility Training Center is located at 700 West St. Germain St, Suite 100, downtown St. Cloud. Their phone number is 320.529.4497.

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