System Facts

Metro Systems Fact Sheet

Service area

Fixed-route Metro buses and the Metro Connect service travel throughout the Kalamazoo urbanized area consisting of the following jurisdictions and institutions: City of Kalamazoo, City of Portage, City of Parchment, Comstock Township, Oshtemo Township, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kalamazoo Township and Texas Township.

The Metro Connect service is a federally-mandated, curb-to-curb, ADA/paratransit service. The service travels throughout Kalamazoo County and is open to all citizens in the county. Individuals with disabilities and/or senior citizens over the age of 62 are eligible for reduced fares.

Metro Share vans are available for use by government and non-profit agencies serving seniors and individuals with disabilities.  The agency must provide a certified driver to transport their clients to appointments and activities.

Service Days and Hours

Monday through Friday from 6am to 12:15am
Saturday 6am to 10pm
Sunday 8:15am to 6:15pm

Some schedules may vary. Routes serving stops on the Western Michigan University campus operate based on the University's academic schedule.

System size

Metro Transit has 21 regularly scheduled bus routes operating on 15, 30 and 60 minute frequencies depending on the route and the time of day. The fixed-route bus fleet consists of diesel and hybrid electric vehicles.

Metro Connect provides transportation services county-wide to anyone. An Access program is available on this service which is a curb-to-curb, federally-mandated ADA paratransit service for those individuals who are unable to use regular accessible fixed-route bus service due to a physical or cognitive disability – 45 coaches are used for this service.

Metro Share Vans are available for use by agencies with a certified driver. 9 ADA-compliant vans are used in this program.

All Metro vehicles are 100% accessible.

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