New routes and service changes effective August 21, 2016 for service at times and in areas to meet community needs. Online trip planning and how-to videos make it easier to plan.
SERVICE CHANGES AS OF AUG. 21
Transfer tickets will be valid for two hours of unlimited use.
MINOR CHANGES TO ROUTES 6/7 & 9
Routes 6 & 7 both serve East St. Germain St.east of Hwy 10 to Cedar Square Apartments for every run. Route 6 continues to operate seven days a week. Route 7 continues to operate Mon-Fri only & end earlier than Route 6.
Routes 6 & 7 change to 45 minute loops/headway.
Route 9 now uses Riverside Ave. for both outbound & inbound trips.
NEW ROUTE 8
Hubs from the Transit Center seven days a week.
Serves St. Cloud’s southeast side, extending the Metro Bus service area further south to Highland Apartments & Sterling Heights Apartments.
Serves St. Cloud State University.
SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO ROUTES 5, 11, 12 & 33
Route 5 travels from Transit Center to St. Cloud State University out to Crossroads Center. Also serves Washington Memorial Dr., Roosevelt Rd, 22nd St. S. & Waite Park by 10th Ave. S., Sundial Dr. & 2nd St. S.
Route 11 serves Transit Center, St. Cloud State Unversity, Lake George, Cooper Ave., Maine Prairie Rd., Goetten’s Way & 22nd St. S.
Route 12 extends north to St. Cloud State University and Transit Center. Extends south to Coborn’s Corp. and Marco. Increases to hourly service, seven days a week & operates later in the evening than before.
Route 33 connects Sauk Rapids to Crossroads Center without going to the Transit Center. Enables more direct service from Sauk Rapids to St. Cloud Technical & Community College.
NEW WEBSITE WITH TRIP PLANNER
Same address: ridemetrobus.com. Fully responsive with desktop & mobile sites featuring the same content.
Trip Planner tells you which routes you need. Type in your starting & ending points. You can “use location” on your phone for your starting point & select from a list of popular destinations.
Improved system map & individual route maps will be displayed on a new interactive map.
New videos help people learn how to ride, plan a trip, use the farebox, boarding the bus with wheelchairs or bikes, and more. Spanish & Somali language versions are available additionally.
Routes & Schedules
Use the trip planner to map your route or find specific schedule information.