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 go to: https://www.michigan.gov/mdot/0,4616,7-151-9625_21607-457533--,00.html.
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 at: https://www.michigan.gov/mdot/0,4616,7-151-9625_21607_84661-457408--,00.html
Route 6 Parchment is on detour due to paving effective September 13. We are unable to stop at the following stops: Stop 1089, 1090, 1107, 247, and 1099. Please use the corner of Mount Olivet at Barclay or Mosel at Shasta to access the bus. For more information, call (269) 337-8222.
KL Avenue from Drake to 11th Street will be closed to local traffic. No stops will be provided in the construction zone. To board the bus, use 11th Street at KL Avenue or Michigan Avenue at Drake (behind Drake Road Party Store). Route 3 riders can board Route 11 and transfer to Route 3 bus at Village Apartments on Drake Road. Expect delays in service and plan your trip accordingly. Call 337-8222 for information.
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.
Route 26 Centre Detour: Due to construction on Westnedge, we will be unable to stop at Stop 1127 (at JL Hudson Drive) and Stop 1072 (Best Buy). The bus detour will be Crossroads shelter to Ring Road and left onto Romence Road. To board in the area, please board at Ring Road at JL Hudson. Call 337-8222 for more information or use myStop Mobile to locate stop in the area. We are working to keep our passengers safe in the construction zone. Thank you for your patience.