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2019 Report to the Community Now Available
Metro is pleased to present the 2019 Report to the Community, highlighting Metro's services and our impact in Kalamazoo County. Click Here to View. For additional copies, please contact us.
Metro’s Mission and Vision Strategy
To improve quality of life in the community by providing public transportation services that are dependable, convenient, safe, efficient, cost effective, and accessible for all. More . . .
New “Kalamazoo Youth Mobility Fund” partnership will create free public transit for Kalamazoo Public School high schoolers beginning with the 2019/2020 school year
With the financial support of the Foundation for Excellence’s new “Youth Mobility Fund,” The City of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Public Schools, Metro and Kalamazoo Public Libraries are partnering in order to remove one of the top challenges to youth development in Kalamazoo: transportation. The Youth Mobility Fund vision is simple: beginning with distribution of school IDs for the 2019/2020 school year, any KPS high schooler with a valid school ID can board a Metro bus anywhere in the system, tap the ID on the farebox, and ride for free an unlimited number of times.
The initiative is envisioned as removing a main barrier to educational, employment, social and cultural opportunities for youth. Cards will also continue to be useful as library cards per the existing partnership with Kalamazoo Public Libraries. This will also leverage countless youth development initiatives in the city and supercharge educational opportunity generally. Over time, the program will seek to expand to be as comprehensive of youth and young people in the city as available resources allow.
We've added a link to more information on our website. For more information on this project, please call (269) 337-8233.
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. 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. More information is available under Metro Connect.
Service has resumed along Rose Street from the Transportation Center to Lovell and Lovell from Rose to Westnedge for Routes 1 Westnedge and 16 Lovell. For more information, call 337-8222.
Central County Transportation Authority – Metro has established a goal of 0.21% for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation in federally funded contracting opportunities for FY2020 through FY2022, per 49 CFR Part 26, et. al.
The proposed goal and its rationale are available for inspection for 30 calendar days from the date of this notice (June 27, 2019). The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Kalamazoo Metro Transit System will accept comments on the goal for 30 days from the date of this notice (June 27, 2019).
Inquiries can be directed as follows:
DBE Liaison Officer
530 N. Rose Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Route 8 Egleston is on detour effective May 21 due to bridge construction on ML Avenue. We are unable to serve stops 1147 and 1143 along ML Avenue until construction is completed. For stop information, call 337-8222.