News & Events
Metro Bus plans food drive for July 24 at Summertime by George!
ST. CLOUD (6/22/15) — Metro Bus is hosting a community food drive from 5-8 pm Wednesday, July 24 at the Summertime by George! outdoor music festival. The food drive will benefit Catholic Charities Emergency Services and the Salvation Army food shelves.
Cash or non-perishable donations may be brought to the New Compressed Natural Gas New Flyer Metro Bus on the grounds of Summertime by George!.
Free Trolley Wednesday Nights June 10-Aug 26
ST. CLOUD (6/9/15)— Thanks to a sponsorship by Quinlivan & Hughes, P.A., the Metro Bus trolley will run every Wednesday night from 5-9:25 pm for the Summertime by George! event June 10-Aug. 26.
Cost is free to ride.
The trolley will make a loop between downtown and Lake George every 10 minutes, starting at 5 pm from the Metro Bus Transit Center, located at 510 1st St. S., St. Cloud. The last departure will leave at 9:25 pm from Lake George.
In addition to the Transit Center and Lake George, trolley stops are located near most downtown parking lots, River’s Edge Convention Center and Paramount Theater. Trolley stops are identified with
a special “Summertime by George! Free Trolley” sign.
Metro Bus drivers compete at local bus roadeo this weekend
ST. CLOUD (5/29/15)— Fifteen Metro Bus drivers will be competing for local top honors and a chance to compete at the state level.
On Saturday, May 30, 15 Metro Bus drivers will compete in the local bus roadeo held in the K and Q lots at St. Cloud State University. The Roadeo is a chance for drivers to show off their driving skills. Drivers are scored on navigating through an obstacle course of orange road cones with a time limit, testing various real-life driving scenarios. The competition starts at 9 am and is expected to wrap up within two hours.
The top two winners from the Dial-a-Ride small bus division and the top place winner for Fixed Route large bus division qualify to compete in the Minnesota Statewide Bus Roadeo, this year held in St. Cloud at the MnDOT facility on July 18. If Metro Bus drivers win first place at the state level, they will be eligible to compete in their respective national competitions. The national roadeo for large bus division is hosted by the American Public Transportation Association, and the national roadeo small bus division is hosted by the Community Transportation Association of America.
For a glimpse of a past bus roadeo, view the You Tube video posted by Metro Bus: https://youtu.be/FCUzQlhoJ-g