Metro is studying its bus stop network in Kalamazoo to:
• Improve customer experience
• Improve operational safety
• Prioritize capital investments such as benches and shelters
Come to one of two community meetings on July 26 or visit bit.ly/kalamazoobusstopplan to provide comments online. The website will be available through August 10.
Thursday, July 26 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
City of Portage City Hall 7900 South Westnedge
Use routes 26 and 27
Thursday, July 26 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Metro 530 North Rose Street
EQUAL ACCESS POLICY: If you have a disability which affects your access to public facilities or services, please contact Metro Administrative Offices at 269-337-8222. Metro is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide access to its facilities and services. Please allow no less than 72 hours to process and respond to your request.
Here is the Community Flyer to distribute to others. Please call us at 337-8222 for additional information or assistance.
Route 6 Parchment Detour: Due to construction, Route 6 Parchment is on detour until August. Parchment route is Paterson to Pitcher, north to Mosel, east to Riverview, and south to Mount Olivet. This is for inbound and outbound. No service to stops 1102 and 1087. Please plan ahead in case of delays. Thank you for your continued patience during construction season.
Starting Thursday, July 5, KL Avenue from Drake to 11th Street will be closed to local traffic. Route 3 and 16 will provide service during construction but only outbound picking up passengers on northside of street. No service will be at Cat Hospital or Speedway. Please board inbound on Michigan Avenue next to Phoenix Fitness Building. Inbound detour for Rt 16 will be 58 West to 11th Street, 11th Street to Michigan Avenue, Michigan Avenue to Drake then Drake to Michigan Avenue. Expect delays in service and plan your trip accordingly. Call 337-8222 for information.
Construction Detours as of June 25:
Route 8: No service on Stockbridge between Portage Road and Fulford. Passengers can board on Egleston both inbound and outbound at major street corners only.
Route 4: Construction on Oakland Drive from I-94 to Milham may cause delays. Please plan accordingly.
Route 26 & 27: Construction continues on Westnedge between Romence Road and Mall Drive. We are experiencing delays so please plan ahead.
Route 26: No Service on 12th Street from Centre Street to Milham Avenue. Bus will detour Centre to 10th Street to Texas Drive and then back in out.
Drivers and Customer Service staff are working to keep the buses on time and to provide information on route detours. Please call 337-8222 if you need further information about a detoured route. Thank you for your patience.
Construction is causing some service delays and adjustments in June.
Routes 26 and 27 may experience delays between Mall Drive and Romence Road in City of Portage. There will be no stops on east side of Westnedge from Romence Road to Mall Drive due to construction. Drivers will be able to drop passengers at Westnedge and Romence (Stop 1055 at Applebees). Please use Stop 1054 (Westnedge at Sam's Club) or the temporary stop at Crossroads Drive and Harding's Market.
Rose Street will be closed from June 6 until construction is completed and road opened. Stops at Rose and Water Street (inbound and outbound) will not be in service. Please use Transportation Center for boarding. Stop 776 at Portage and South Street will be relocated to Pitcher Street at South Street due to route adjustments for 2-Portage. Routing adjustments are being made for Routes 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13 and 14.
Use www.kmetro.com Track My Bus or the myStop Mobile app to locate the closest bus stop in the construction areas. Call 337-8222 for more information.
Remember to be cautious in construction zones and flag drivers when requesting a stop. Please plan for bus delays in the construction zones as well. Thank you.
Route 21 Solon/Kendall/Lafayatte service ends Friday, April 27 and resumes Wednesday, August 29 due to WMU Summer Break. Use Routes 3 West Michigan & Route 16 Lovell for campus. myStop Mobile shows route information or call 337-8222 for further assistance.