Metro Transit is now Metro!
As of January 1, 2018, we've changed our name and our look as we continue providing public transportation in Kalamazoo County!
Be watching in 2018 as we:
- Update our fleet with new buses and a new look
- Introduce our new logo and driver uniforms to the community
- Prepare to provide another fare payment option to our riders
- Improve bus stop locations and amentities, including shelters and stop signs
- Provide more information to passengers through myStop Mobile app, Facebook, and Twitter
We'd love to hear from the community as well. Fill out our contact form at the top of the page to let us know how we are doing or call (269) 337-8222.
Universal Reduced Fare Card Pilot Program
Metro is participating in a Universal Reduced Fare Card pilot program sponsored by the Michigan Department of Transportation. The purpose of the program is to allow seniors and individuals with a disability to receive a discounted fare when traveling throughout Michigan without having to be certified by each transit system in the state. There are 34 transit systems participating in the program.
Passengers that are registered with Metro as a senior or an individual with a disability have the option of getting a Universal Reduced Fare sticker on the back of their ID card by calling (269) 337-8222 or picking them up at the Kalamazoo Transportation Center, 459 North Burdick Street or at the Metro Administration Office, 530 North Rose Street. The ID card can then be used with the other transit agencies that are part of the program to receive a reduced fare. Each agency will charge their own reduced fare so costs can vary from system to system. Participating agencies will continue to use their own ID cards but all with have the same sticker for the reduced fare.
Passengers that already have senior or disability cards can also request the sticker. There is no charge for the sticker. The Universal Reduced Fare stickers can be used on both fixed-route and demand/response paratransit services. The cards do not provide Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) eligibility and do not provide reduced fare for ADA paratransit.
It is the rider’s responsibility to contact the other transit agencies where they are traveling to get information about the system’s policies, hours and fares. For a list of all participating systems, click here.
This is a one-year pilot program that will last until May 1, 2019, at which time it will be determined if the program will continue. More information on MDOT Universal Reduced Fare can be found, click here.
Route 3 W Michigan and Route 16 Lovell are back to regular routing. For more information on the route, visit http://www.kmetro.com/riding/routes or call 269-337-8222.
Please be advised that Metro will not be operating the fixed route system or demand response system (Metro Connect) on the following dates:
Thursday, November 22 - 6:00am - 12:15am (Thanksgiving Day)
Tuesday, December 25 - 6:00am - 12:15am (Christmas Day)
Tuesday, January 1 - 6:00am - 12:15am (New Year's Day)
For more information, please call (269) 337-8222.
Effective October 22 until construction is completed, Route 2 - Portage and Route 8 - Egleston will not serve the intersection of Portage Street and Lovell. Outbound detour is Portage Road to South Street, east on South Street to Pitcher Street and back to regular routing. Inbound routing is Pitcher Street left on South Street and right on Edwards. No stops will be impacted by this detour. Please call (269) 337-8222 for any questions about the route in this area.
Effective August 27, the following route and time changes are being implemented:
Route 7: Kalamazoo Central at :30 and :00. Maple Hill Mall at :35 and :05. Alamo Route Map
Route 8: Cork at Lincolnshire at :57 and :27. Egleston Route Map
Route 13: New route Walnut to Jasper to Crosstown. New bus stops at Jasper and Vine (Inbound and Outbound) Added service to Alcott Health and Community Services Monday-Friday Burdick Route Map
Route 21: Solon Kendall Lafayette route serving Knollwood Apartments and then Fraternity Village Apartments starting August 28, 2018 Solon Kendall Lafayette Map
For more information, call (269) 337-8222, visit kmetro.com or use myStop Mobile app.