Beginning January 1, 2014
Route 7 added a trip beginning at 6:45 p.m.
Please refer to the timetable below:
Due to the closure of North Dakota State University, Routes 31, 32, 33 and 35 will not operate on Thursday January 16th. Routes 13 & 34 will run. Daytime service will not be provided on Route 13U, but evening service on 13U will be offered.
An assessment of weather and road conditions will be conducted early Thursday morning and if additional route cancellations become necessary, they will be announced then. MATBUS requests that you adjust your plans to accommodate delays.
Additionally, MATBUS may elect to utilize its approved snow detour routes, which are available for viewing on matbus.com. If necessary, MATBUS will publicize that snow detour routes are being utilized, including the phase number.
Please keep an eye on the weather and make sure to keep apprised of any development with MATBUS and MAT Paratransit services.
MATBUS Regular Routes & Paratransit
Fixed Route: Service ends at 5:15 p.m.; the last bus leaves the GTC at 4:45p.m.
No evening bus service is offered.
Paratransit: Service ends at 5:15 p.m.; last passenger must be dropped off by that time.
December 25: Christmas Day – NO MATBUS SERVICES
December 31: New Year’s Eve – Regular Service
January 1: New Year’s Day – NO MATBUS SERVICES
North Dakota State University (NDSU) Routes
NO BUS SERVICE on Routes 31, 32, 33 and 35 from December 23, 2013 – January 12, 2014
(Regular service on Route 34 and evening service only on Route 13U
will be provided throughout the holiday break)
FARGO, ND (Dec. 11, 2013) – MATBUS and the Downtown Community Partnership (DCP) are excited to help Santa “Go Green” in convenient comfort this holiday season. On Dec. 12 and 13, the two organizations will help Santa bring together downtown and the community for two events aimed at appreciating current MATBUS passengers and raising awareness about the opportunities available to new riders during the holidays.
On Thursday, Dec. 12, from 4 – 6 p.m., the entire community is invited to visit Santa and one of MATBUS’ eco-friendly hybrid busses at US Bank Plaza, 2nd Ave. N. and Broadway, in downtown Fargo. Santa calls this his “Eco-Sleigh for the day” and it will be decorated with a gigantic illuminated Rudolph-like nose. Take pictures with Santa and the crew for FREE! Candy canes will be available for kids in this family-friendly event and KFGO and Y94 will be broadcasting live. At 6 p.m., Santa and the bus will head to the YWCA to deliver gifts from the “Stuff the Bus” event (sponsored by KFGO, Y94 and MATBUS). Gifts for the YWCA can be brought to the event and added to the bus for delivery that night.
On Friday, Dec. 13 from 7 a.m. – noon, Santa will again “Ditch the Sleigh to Hop on a MATBUS.” He will arrive at the Ground Transportation Center (GTC) at 502 NP Ave. in downtown Fargo to greet the morning transit passengers as they arrive. MATBUS and DCP staff will help Santa hand out Christmas ornaments. Santa and his helpers will then ride various MATBUS routes bringing cheer to passengers, including a trip to the NDSU campuses. Y-94 will be broadcasting live from the busses as well. Ornaments will continue to be handed out while supplies last.
“Our goal with these partnered events is to thank the community, as well as to encourage new riders to give MATBUS a try for a trip or two this holiday season,” states Amy L. Nash, Sustainability Coordinator for the Downtown Community Partnership. “Transit is a key component to a vital, connected and thriving community,”
“MATBUS provides exceptional, sustainable services to the F-M metro; these events are just a sampling of the many promotions we host each year to showcase our growing transit system,” states Gregg Schildberger, MATBUS Transit Planner. “Take a ride on MATBUS each Saturday between now and New Year’s for just half fare. If Santa can ditch the sleigh to hop on MATBUS, you can dump the car too! Make sure to try our new MATBUS service to Dilworth starting on January 2nd.”
Due to warnings on pending weather and possible winter storm or blizzard, MATBUS would like to remind passengers of our procedures for notifying passengers of service closing early, starting late, or cancelling.
APPROVED NEW ROUTE 6 TO DILWORTH
EFFECTIVE JAN 2, 2014
The following new MATBUS Route 6 has been approved by the Dilworth City Council and will take effect on January 2, 2014. The 30-minute route will start and end at the Walmart in Dilworth. Passengers can transfer between Route 6 and Route 4 at the Walmart shelter. New bus maps and timetables will be printed and available at the GTC on or near December 23rd.
Ride the bus for half fare:
$.75 Adult Fare*
$.40 Discount Fare*
Friday November 23,
Saturday November 24,
And every Saturday through December
* Not valid with Paratransit service!
MATBUS Regular Routes & Paratransit No service on Tuesday, November 28, 2013
Fargo NDSU Routes 13U*, 31, 32, 33 & 35 No service on Friday, November 29
*Regular Route service on Evening 13U
At its Annual Meeting in Chicago, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) recently awarded MATBUS with an AdWheel First Place Award for its “Livin’ Large with MATBUS” promotional video, which was produced to be shown at 2013 Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks baseball games.
The APTA AdWheel Awards recognize public transportation systems and APTA business members for excellence in advertising, communications, marketing and promotion. MATBUS’ video was among hundreds of entries that competed this year in the four categories of print, electronic, campaign and special event. APTA awarded first place honors in various subcategories for each of the four groups, based on system size. MATBUS received its first place award in the subcategory of Digital Advertisement.
“AdWheel Award recipients excel at creatively communicating the benefits and stories of public transportation,” says APTA President & CEO Michael Melaniphy. “We honor these imaginative leaders.” This is the third consecutive year in which MATBUS has won at least one first place national APTA marketing award!
To view the award-winning “Livin’ Large with MATBUS” video and other MATBUS-produced videos, visit MATBUS’ YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/matbusfm.