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Coming January 7! Our NEW Route 20 - East Comstock Route
Starting January 7, 2019, we will be providing service to the eastern portion of Comstock Township via M-96 and 35th Street and areas around Market Street and River Street. To see the route schedule, click here. It will be free to ride Route 20 - East Comstock from January until April 1. When boarding on any other routes, including Route 10-Comstock, the rider will need to pay a fare and will receive a transfer. On April 1, it will cost regular fare to ride.
The new Route 20 will link with Route 10-Comstock at Merrill Park on River Street. The schedule will be as follows:
|Leave Merrill Park||ML & Sprinkle||Lake & Sprinkle||Comstock Library||Miller & 35th St||Arrive Merrill Park|
For more information on this route and connecting to the Route 10 Comstock route, 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.
Work on Michigan Avenue has been postponed. We are back to regular routing for routes 2, 4, 11, and 14.
Note: Friday, December 7 the detour will go back into effect. During the detour, passengers can board at Stop 182 at Michigan and Westnedge or at the Transportation Center. This is scheduled to last until December 10.
Call 337-8222 for more information.
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.