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Route Changes and Extended Hours begin Jan. 2! be moved. matbus.

01 Jan

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 You’ve asked and we’ve listened.  MATBUS service on many routes will now be offered until 11:15 p.m. Monday through Saturday!

The following MATBUS service modifications will become effective on January 2, 2013.

Route 2 – An additional bus will be placed on Route 2, which serves the MSUM campus, in the afternoons from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, during the academic year to increase frequency to every 15 minutes.

Routes 7 & 8 – Service hours will increase by one hour until 11:15 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The 30-minute service frequency operated this past year has been approved to continue.

Route 11 – Evening service will be extended one full hour to end at 11:15 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Route 13 – Evening service will be extended one full hour to end at 11:15 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Route 13U – Evening service will be extended one full hour to end at 11:15 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Routes 14K & 14W – Route service will be extended one full hour to end at 11:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.  Route 14K will be eliminated and Route 14W will be renamed to Route 14.  An additional vehicle will be added to the renamed Route 14 to maintain 30-minute service (three buses on a 90-minute route).  Relating to the Kmart ‘loop,’ outbound from the GTC, Route 14 will go west on 25th Avenue South, south on 18th Street South, east on 27th Avenue South and south on University Drive South. Inbound from the GTC, Route 14 will go west along 27th Avenue South, north on 18th Street South, west on 25th Avenue South and north on University Drive South.  Service on 15th Street South between 25th Avenue South and 27th Avenue South will be eliminated.  Service on University Drive South between 25th Avenue and 27th Avenue South will be eliminated. The shelter near the Bowler has been removed.  Relating to the apartment ‘loop,’ outbound from the GTC and Essentia Health, Route 14 will go north on 32nd Street South, west on 30th Avenue South, south on 33rd Street South and west on 32nd Avenue South. Inbound to the GTC, Route 14 will go north on 33rd Street South, east on 30th Avenue South, south on 32nd Street South and east into Essentia Health. Essentia Health will still be serviced twice per run.

Route 15 - Evening service will be extended one full hour to end at 11:15 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Route 16 – Relating to the Noridian ‘loop,’ Route 16 will continue traveling eastbound along 9th Avenue South between 42nd Street South and 40th Street South. Service will be eliminated along 42nd Street South between 9th and 11th Avenues South, eliminated on 9th Avenue South between 42nd and 40th Street South and eliminated on 40th Street South between 11th and 9th Avenues South.  A bus shelter has been installed along 9th Avenue South to provide protection from the elements for MATBUS passengers affected by this modification.  Relating to the Cashwise ‘loop,’ service will be eliminated along 17th Avenue South between 34th Street South and 32nd Street South.  Outbound from the GTC, Route 16 will travel west along 17th Avenue South, north on 32nd Street South, west into Cashwise, south on 34th Street South and west on 17th Avenue South.  Inbound to the GTC, Route 16 will travel east along 17th Avenue South, north on 34th Street South, east into Cashwise, south on 32nd Street South and east on 17th Avenue South.

Route 18 – Evening service will be extended one full hour to end at 10:45 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Ground Transportation Center (GTC) – The GTC operations (and dispatch services) will be extended one full hour to end at 11:15 p.m., Monday through Saturday.  All pass sales will end at 11:00 p.m.

MAT Paratransit Services – Paratransit services will be extended one full hour to end at 11:15 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

To view these changes graphically on the maps and timetables, please visit matbus.com. 

All timetables and routes modifications will also be reflected in a printed map, which is expected to be released in late January.

 
 

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