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
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.
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.
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.