Holiday service hours, veterans & active military ride free on Veterans Day, winter reminders

Metro Bus Dial-a-Ride and Fixed Route services will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Metro Bus will close early on Christmas Eve, with all buses off the streets by 6 PM as well as no Dial-a-Ride service scheduled after 5:30 PM.

Veterans, active military ride free on Veterans Day
To honor their service, veterans and active military ride free on Metro Bus services Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11. Fixed Route customers must show their military ID when boarding. Dial-a-Ride customers are asked to notify Metro Bus of veteran or active military status when scheduling rides and must be prepared to show their military ID when boarding.

Prepare for weather-related delays
Getting around in the winter may require extra planning. Riders can anticipate slight delays during poor weather conditions and times of high traffic congestion, such as popular shopping hours at Crossroads Center after Thanksgiving. Riders may consider taking an earlier bus to stay on time. Drivers are reminded to yield to merging buses.

Increase visibility
With the winter season approaching there are fewer hours of daylight and your commute may be in low-light conditions. When waiting to catch the bus during dark hours, it is important that you be seen easily. Metro Bus reminds everyone to be safe and increase their visibility at night by wearing bright or reflective clothing, standing close to bus stops and staying in well-lit areas. Travelers can consider carrying a small flashlight or keychain light to increase visibility.

Weather-Related Closings
Stay informed about weather-related closings from local radio stations. Notifications will be posted on the Metro Bus Facebook and Twitter accounts. Route detours are posted on the Alerts & Detours page.

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