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The Metro Bus mission is to provide safe, reliable and friendly public transportation services. We are constantly looking to the future for ways to improve and advance our services.


The Metro Bus Long Range Transportation plan is a 20-year planning horizon, which provides a list of transportation projects to meet future needs in the Central Minnesota area.

In March 2016 Metro Bus’s Board of Commissioners approved the Metro Bus Long Range Transit Plan. It recommended route and service improvements. The goals of this plan are to:

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Reliability &

Improve reliability and on-time performance of routes

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Unserved &
Underserved Areas

Respond to the community’s needs by expanding service to unserved and underserved areas

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Improve access to transit services

The Long Range Transit Plan Update includes proposed route realignments, operating and capital cost estimates, as well as various other planning elements.

Changes implemented in August 2016 altered half of the Metro Bus route network. These changes include:

  • Significant routes changes to Routes 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12 and 33.
  • Replacements to St. Cloud State University campus schedule specific routes with increased year-round Fixed Route service to campus.

Metro Bus’s Long Range Transit Plan Update is available for download in PDF format. Please click on the link below to access this document.


Safety is a core value at Metro Bus. The purpose of the Public Transit Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) is to provide guidance that enables Metro Bus to properly identify and address safety concerns or hazardous conditions effectively.

The Metro Bus Board of Commission approved the Public Transit Agency Safety Plan in December 2020 and is available for download in PDF format. Please click the link below to access this document and its appendices.

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