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Celebrate Earth Week April 20-25

Celebrate Earth Week
By Getting Your “Can” On The Bus
April 20 – 25, 2015

  • Riding MATBUS will cost only one aluminum can! (this promotional fare applies only to MATBUS fixed route service)
  • Drawings for Free Giveaways. Registration forms are available on MATBUS vehicles and at the GTC.
  • Join us for the Party for the Planet on Saturday, April 25th, from 10 – 5 at the Red River Zoo. Free admission for youth available.
 

Posted by on April 15, 2015 in Uncategorized

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“Stand Up 4 Transportation Day” is April 9!


Residents are invited to celebrate Stand Up 4 Transportation Day on Thursday, April 9!  Stand Up 4 Transportation Day, celebrated nation-wide and organized by the American Public Transportation Association, is meant to promote awareness and knowledge of the importance of transportation as a vital link in our communities.  Whether it’s roads, bridges, infrastructure projects, public transportation or bike share programs, the transportation sector is helping to power the American economy and getting the job done for our citizens.

To commemorate the day, NDSU President Dean Bresciani will welcome the Mayors from Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo and Dilworth when they gather at noon at the NDSU Memorial Union Transit Hub.  Each will talk briefly about the importance of transportation in our metro area, followed by the signing of a joint proclamation.  All Fargo City Commissioners have been invited to attend and a quorum is possible.

Area residents and visitors can play an active role in this event by posting transportation-related selfies or photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram on April 9.  By using the hashtag #SU4TFM, participants will be eligible to win Beats by Dre earbuds, a FitBit or other prizes.  There will be large informational posters with transportation-related facts placed around the metro to further promote the event.

Local sponsors of this event include MATBUS, Great Rides Bike Share, Metro COG and the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at NDSU.  For more information, visit www.su4tfm.com

 

Posted by on April 9, 2015 in Uncategorized

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Let Your Voice Be Heard – Impact MATBUS’ Future!

MATBUS will be conducting a survey on all of its bus routes beginning on February 9, 2015.  Paper surveys are also available at the Ground Transportation Center (GTC) at 502 NP Avenue in Fargo.  The same survey is available electronically at http://www.matbus.com.

Responses will be accepted through March 6, 2015.  Taking this survey not only helps MATBUS improve its services to the public, it also gets you qualified to win Beats by Dr. Dre earbuds, a Fitbit Flex or restaurant gift cards donated by Y94 and Froggy 99.9.

The responses will help MATBUS plan transit service over the next five years.  This is the opportunity for our passengers to have their voices heard regarding their suggestions for transit services, such as running later during the evenings, adding routes to new areas of the community or expanding/enhancing existing routes.

Why is this plan so important?  It can assist the MATBUS Team in the following:

  • Identifing passengers’ preferences for service enhancements.
  • Supporting grant applications for additional funding.
  • Implementing new ideas and addressing current issues.
  • Improving bus routes.
  • Examining ridership and frequency.
  • Developing new routes.
  • Getting passengers where they need to go.


Help us improve MATBUS!

 

 

Posted by on February 6, 2015 in Uncategorized

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Due to improving road conditions, MATBUS’ Fargo/West Fargo fixed routes will continue operating

FARGO, N.D. (17 January 2015) – Due to improving weather and road conditions, MATBUS’ Fargo and West Fargo routes will continue operating as regularly scheduled.  The Ground Transportation Center (GTC) in Downtown Fargo remains in full operation.
 
Moorhead’s fixed routes and MAT Paratransit services are no longer operating for today (Saturday).

Transit staff members will continue to review weather and road conditions as the afternoon and evening progress.  Please stay informed with MATBUS’ social media sites and the free MATBUS Rider Alerts service for the most current information.
 

Posted by on January 17, 2015 in Uncategorized

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MATBUS Routes Ending at 12:15 p.m. today; GTC closing at 12:30 p.m.

Due to extremely icy roads and adverse weather, MATBUS routes, including MAT Paratransit, will be canceled at 12:15 p.m. today (Saturday, January 17th). All routes will be completed by 12:15 p.m. and the Ground Transportation Center (GTC) will close at 12:30 p.m. MATBUS requests that you adjust your plans to accommodate delays.

 

Posted by on January 17, 2015 in Uncategorized

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Limited Travel on MATBUS Saturday January 17, 2015

Due to the extremely slippery roads, MATBUS vehicles will only be traveling on roads that have been sanded and wherever possible on Saturday January 17, 2015.

 

Posted by on January 17, 2015 in Uncategorized

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Route 4 Expanding Saturday Service

Route 4 Now Has Expanded Saturday Service!
– get your weekend trips done faster –

  • service starts at 7:17 am
  • buses pick up every 30 minutes
  • new schedule matches weekday frequency
  • travel to downtown Fargo, Moorhead Center Mall, Clay County Courthouse, Dilworth Walmart and more!

 

 

Posted by on December 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

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MATBUS Holiday Hours 2014

MATBUS Regular Routes & Paratransit

December 24:
Fixed Routes: All service ends at 5:15 p.m.; the last buses leave the GTC at 4:45 p.m.  No evening service is offered and the GTC will close at 5:30 p.m.

Paratransit: Service ends at 5:15 p.m.; last passenger must be dropped off by that time.

December 25: Christmas Day – NO MATBUS SERVICE

December 31: Regular Service

January 1: New Year’s Day – NO MATBUS SERVICE

North Dakota State University (NDSU) Routes

NO BUS SERVICE on Routes 31, 32, 33 and 35 from December 22, 2014 – January 9, 2015.

Regular service on Route 13 & 34.

Route 13U will only run for evening services during the break.

 

Posted by on December 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Half Fare Days

 

Posted by on November 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

MATBUS FIXED ROUTES & PARATRANSIT
No service on
Thursday, November 27, 2014

Fargo NDSU Routes 13U*, 31, 32, 33 & 35
No service on Friday, November 28
* Regular route service on evening 13U

 

Posted by on November 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

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