Route 9 detour

21 Jul

  Start Date —    07.22.2014     |     End   Date  –  TBA

Due to road work on SE Main   Avenue in Moorhead, 24th Avenue will be closed beginning at 8:00 am.    Route 9 will be detoured as follows:

Route 9:  Will NOT   be able to access the Menards/Sams Loop (see map below) 


Route 3 Detour

21 Jul

Moorhead MATBUS Route 3

Beginning approximately 8:00 am on Tuesday July 22, 2014, Route 3 will be back to its normal route on a temporary basis.


Route 6 Detour – July 24 – 26, 2014

18 Jul

Start Date: 7.24.14
End Date:  7.26.14

Due to the Dilworth Loco Daze activities, Route 6 will be detoured off 1st Ave. NE to 4th Ave NE on July 24—26, 2014.  Please see the map for more details.


Take MATBUS to the Downtown Street Fair – Reduced fares & a FARE-FREE SATURDAY!

16 Jul


July 17-19, 2014

The annual Downtown Street Fair, North Dakota’s largest outdoor free event, begins tomorrow in beautiful Downtown Fargo.  Thousands of people will be joining the fun and attending the Street Fair. Instead of contributing to the congestion and searching for a parking spot, ride MATBUS instead. Just park your vehicle in one of our free Park & Ride lots (see the list below) and hop on a MATBUS. We’ll drop you off in the heart of the Street Fair.

North Fargo:


South Fargo:



To help celebrate the event, MATBUS is offering reduced fares of $1.00 for adults and $0.50 for discount (elderly, disabled or youth) on Thursday and Friday.

On Saturday, it’s a FARE-FREE day on MATBUS’ fixed routes.  Everyone riding MATBUS rides for FREE on Saturday!  This promotional fare applies only to MATBUS fixed route services.

MATBUS will also be showcasing one of our hybrid buses during the Street Fair at the intersection of Main Avenue & Broadway.  Come visit our tent and tour the beautiful, air-conditioned MATBUS hybrid vehicle!  Drawings for prizes will be held and radio personalities from Y94 will be on hand to greet you as well!

If you’ve never used MATBUS before, now is a great time to do so.  Check out our “How-to-Ride” video at the following and you’ll be able to ride like a pro !


Route 3 detour beginning July 15, 2014

11 Jul

Due to road work on SE Main Avenue in Moorhead, Route 3 will be detoured as follows:

Route 3: Will take 20th Street between 12th Avenue and Hwy 10. It will then take Hwy 10 to Cashwise and back on route. (see map)

Estimated duration is unknown.


Route 4 and 7 Detour beginning Monday July 14, 2014

07 Jul

Due to repairs on the 1st Avenue Bridge, the following routes will be detoured.  This detour will last until early September 2014:

Route 4:  Will take Center Avenue instead of 1st Avenue between 3rd Street and the GTC.  There will be no service to the Hjemkomst Center.

Route 7:  Will take Center Avenue instead of 1st Avenue between 3rd Street and the GTC.


No Bus Service July 4, 2014

30 Jun

Due to the Independence Day Holiday, there will be no bus service on Friday July 4, 2014 and the GTC will be closed.

Buses will resume service on Saturday, July 5, 2014.


Route 9 Detour – Monday Jun 16, 2014

12 Jun

Due to the Special Olympics Torch Run in SE Moorhead, Route 9 will be detoured on Jun 16th from 5:10 pm to 6:40 pm.  See map below for details.


Public Hearing Notice: Proposed Program of Projects & Budget

09 Jun


City of Moorhead, Minnesota
Proposed Program of Projects and Budget
for Transit Capital Assistance from the
Federal Transit Administration

 Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the City of Moorhead on Monday, June 23, 2014, at 5:45 p.m. in the First Floor CouncilChambers, 500 Center Avenue, Moorhead, MN for the purpose of considering projects for which Federal Section 5307 transit capital assistance funds are being sought.  A Proposed Program of Projects and Budget is detailed below.

At the hearing, the City ofMoorheadwill afford an opportunity for affected citizens, private transportation providers and local elected officials to be heard with respect to the projects proposed.  Written comments on the Proposed Program of Projects may be submitted in advance of the public hearing to: Lori Van Beek, Transit Manager, City ofMoorhead,500 Center Avenue, P.O. Box 779,Moorhead,MN56561.  Upon request, accommodations for individuals with disabilities, language barriers, or other needs to allow participation in meetings will be provided.  To arrange assistance, call the City Clerk’s Office at 218-299-5166 (voice) or 711 (TDD/TTY).

A copy of the application for a Federal grant for the proposed projects and the current Transportation Improvement Program for the area are currently available for public inspection at the City Clerk’s Office,500 Center Avenue,Moorhead,Minnesota.  Unless advertised again, the proposed projects contained in this advertisement are expected to become the final projects.   A Final Program of Projects will be available to the public in the City Clerk’s Office on June 27, 2014.

URBANIZED   AREA:  Fargo, ND – Moorhead, MN
APPLICANT:  City of Moorhead, MN
Section   5307 Federal Apportionment for FY2014  $ 682,577








  A.    20%/80% Funding
       1.    Replacement <30′ Paratransit Bus




       2.    Replacement Mini-Van




       3.    Replacement >30′ Large Bus




Program of   Project Totals




D.     Other Project Considerations
1.     Relocation
No persons, families or businesses will be displaced by these projects.
2.     Environment
These projects will not have a significant environmental impact upon the transit service area identified above.
3.     Comprehensive Planning
This project is in conformance with comprehensive land use and transportation planning for the area and is consis­tent with the adopted program of projects in the Transporta­tion Improve­ment Program for the Fargo-Moorhead urbanized area.
4.     Elderly and Handicapped
This project takes into consideration the special transportation needs of the elderly and disabled by providing half-fare bus service during all hours of operation, along all fixed routes, to elderly persons and individuals with disabilities as well as providingMATParatransit, wheelchair accessible service on a demand responsive basis to disabled persons of any age who are ADA Paratransit Eligible, and Metro Senior Ride service on a demand responsive basis to elderly persons 60 years and older.
5.     Charter Bus Operations
The City ofMoorheadwill not be engaging in charter bus op­erations.
6.     School Bus Operations
The City ofMoorheadwill not be engaging in school bus op­erations exclusively for the transportation of students or school personnel.
7.     Private Enterprise
The City of Moorhead is currently and plans to continue through 2014 contract­ing for the provision of mass transit services (operating) with a private operator.

Del Rae Williams


Summer Youth Pass on sale NOW

23 May

Explore summer with a MATBUS Summer Youth Pass
On sale NOW

Check out the benefits:

  • $26.00 (3 months for the price of one)
  • Unlimited Rides June 1 – August 31, 2014
  • Valid on Moorhead & Fargo MATBUS routes Available to Youth (Ages K-12)
  • Sold at GTC starting May 19, 2014