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Public Meeting Notice

Public Meeting for Fargo-Moorhead Transit Development Plan

Fargo-Moorhead Metro Council of Governments and MATBUS are preparing an update of the regional transit plan. The purpose of this study is to identify gaps in the current range of services, evaluate alternatives to address the gaps and prepare a prioritized list of system improvements.

The purpose of this second round of study public information meetings is to:

  • Provide information on short and longer-term ideas for closing identified gaps and for improving service.

  • Gather public comments and feedback on the ideas.

  • Summarize the next steps of plan development.

A total of SIX meetings will be held over two days. Each meeting will be an informal open house where staff and the project consultant will be available to meet directly with interested residents. 

Meeting Information

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Meeting 1 – NDSU Union
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Meeting 2 – Downtown Fargo Public Library
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Meeting 3 – West Acres Mall (Near Herbergers and in the Transit Hub, located in the Roger Maris Wing)
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Meeting 1 – MState Community & Tech College
(A115 Oscar Bergos Center Southeast Room)
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Meeting 2 – MSUM
(MacLean/Flora Frick Corridor and Seating Area)
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Meeting 3 – Moorhead Center Mall (Near Herbergers)
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

For More Information Call:
Bill Troe
Telephone: 402-513-2158
E-mail: btroe@srfconsulting.com

Any individual requiring a special accommodation to allow access or participation at the meeting is asked to notify Michael Maddox, Transportation Planner, Fargo-Moorhead Metro COG at 232-3242 #33 of his/her needs five (5) days in advance of the meeting. Also, materials can be provided in alternate formats: large print, braille, cassette tape or on computer disk for people with disabilities or with limited English proficiency (LEP) by contacting Metro COG at least five (5) days prior to the meeting at the number listed above.

 

Posted by on January 28, 2016 in Uncategorized

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MATBUS transitions to new STEM Building at NDSU, no longer serves Union Transit Hub

As of today (Thursday, January 7th), MATBUS began serving the new STEM Building on the NDSU campus using the dedicated “bus loop” off of University Drive North.  The STEM Building will be the new hub of MATBUS operations on the NDSU campus.  As a result, no MATBUS routes will serve the Administrative Avenue loop or the Memorial Union Transit Hub.  This impacts Routes 13, 13U, 33 and 34.  The Union Transit Hub (owned by NDSU) will be disassembled and removed in the Spring.  A new STEM Transit Hub will be installed in the next several weeks by NDSU.  In the meantime, there is a large waiting area inside of the STEM Building which can be used to wait for upcoming buses.  For real-bus tracking, check out MATBUSMobile.com.  Remember – if you are accustomed to boarding buses at the Memorial Union, you will now need to board those buses at the STEM Building.  If you have any questions, please call the MATBUS Dispatch Line at 701.232.7500.

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Posted by on January 7, 2016 in Uncategorized

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MATBUS receives Grand AdWheel, the highest National Transit Marketing Award

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At its recent Annual Meeting held in San Francisco, California, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) presented awards for creative excellence in marketing and communications in public transportation.  MATBUS of Fargo-Moorhead was awarded First Place Awards in the Billboard and Promotional Materials Sub-Categories, and a Grand Award in the Print Media Category.

Nearly 750 entries competed this year in various marketing categories. First place honors were awarded in various subcategories in each of the groups, which are divided by transit system size. Grand Award winners were chosen from those first place winners in each group.

While MATBUS has received several first place awards in recent history (see list found below), this Grand Award is a first for MATBUS and a first for the state of North Dakota.  An APTA AdWheel Grand Award is the highest honor conveyed upon transit marketers.

MATBUS is in an agency category where it is placed in competition with peers twice its size and with marketing budgets greater than ten times that of MATBUS.

MATBUS received this award for its marketing campaign with the Red River Zoo and its aptly-named mascot, Mattie.  Mattie is a male Chinese Red Panda residing at the Red River Zoo in Fargo.  Mattie is showcased to encourage and market youth ridership of MATBUS.  Mattie is also utilized as an ambassador for the Red River Zoo’s outreach initiatives.

“I applaud the 2015 AdWheel Award winners for their exceptional work,” said APTA President & CEO Michael Melaniphy. “These public transit communicators are truly leaders in their field and we recognize their efforts to promote the many benefits of public transportation, and we are proud to put their creative work in the spotlight.”

APTA is the premier international association of 1,500 public and private sector organizations, engaged in the areas of public transportation in North America. More than 90% of the people using public transportation in the United States and Canada ride APTA member systems.

A History of MATBUS AdWheel Marketing Awards:

  • 2011 National First Place Marketing Award – Shoe String Campaign
  • 2011 National First Place Marketing Award – Viral Video
  • 2012 National First Place Marketing Award – Annual Report
  • 2013 National First Place Marketing Award – Digital Advertisement
  • 2014 National First Place Marketing Award – Social Media
  • 2015 National First Place Marketing Award – Billboards
  • 2015 National First Place Marketing Award – Promotional Items
  • 2015 National GRAND Marketing Award – Print Media
 

Posted by on December 23, 2015 in Uncategorized

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MATBUS Holiday Hours 2015

Holiday Hours 2015

 

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MATBUS Half Fare Days 2015

Half Fare Days 2015

 

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Thanksgiving Holiday Hours 2015

MATBUS Fixed Routes & Paratransit
No service on Thursday, November 26

Fargo NDSU Routes 13U*, 31, 32, 33 & 35
No service on Friday, November 27
   * Regular route service on Evening 13U

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Posted by on November 20, 2015 in Uncategorized

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Survey on Moorhead MATBUS and MAT Paratransit

Moorhead MATBUS will be conducting a survey on the Moorhead Routes and on MAT Paratransit. This survey will assist in improving transit service statewide.

Responses will be accepted through November 12th.  Return the completed survey to the box on each Moorhead bus or by mailing it to: MATBUS, 650 23rd Street North,Fargo, ND, 58102.

Look for the survey on all Moorhead buses,on MAT Paratransit and in the News section of MATBUS.com.  Only one survey per person is needed.

Somali translation of the survey is available.

 

 

Posted by on October 30, 2015 in Uncategorized

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Halloween on MATBUS

Halloween 2015 - Rider Alert & Tightrope

 

Posted by on October 29, 2015 in Uncategorized

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Try MATBUS Week, Oct 19 – 24, 2015

TMW 2015 Informational Poster

TMW 2015 FREE RELOAD poster

 

Posted by on October 13, 2015 in Uncategorized

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It’s FARE-FREE at THREE on Friday for NDSU Homecoming!

MATBUS encourages residents and visitors of the F-M metro to take part in the NDSU Homecoming festivities held in Downtown Fargo on Friday, October 9th, including the Parade!  MATBUS will be “Fare Free @ Three!” on ALL of its fixed routes on Friday, beginning at 3:00 p.m.  Also, MATBUS is offering additional service on a slightly-modified Route 13U to bring members of the community downtown and to alleviate parking issues.  NDSU on-campus parking will be free at 4:00 p.m.  MATBUS will be there, taking you to all the action in Downtown Fargo.  Also, MATBUS has free Park & Ride lots at several locations, including Cash Wise, Kmart and the Roger Maris Wing in West Acres.  Visit matbus.com for the route maps and event information.  MATBUS’ downtown circulator, LinkFM, is another great FREE option.  Just park your vehicle at the Moorhead Center Mall and hop on the Link; visit GoLinkFM.com for more information.  LinkFM will be running until 11:00 p.m.

The center of the MATBUS system is in Downtown Fargo and this is a great time to give MATBUS a try!  MATBUS services are open to all members of the general public and the “free ride” promotion applies to all fixed routes on Friday (10.09.2015) from 3:00 p.m. to 11:15 p.m.

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NDSU-produced maps

 

Posted by on October 6, 2015 in Uncategorized

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