Metro Bus announces holiday service hours, reminds riders to plan for winter conditions, be visible
ST. CLOUD (11/22/17) — Metro Bus Fixed Route and Dial-a-Ride services will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Metro Bus will operate its regular schedule on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
Prepare for weather-related delays
Getting around in the winter requires extra planning for everyone. Riders can anticipate slight delays during poor weather conditions and times of high traffic congestion, such as popular shopping hours at Crossroads Center between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Riders should consider taking an earlier bus to keep themselves on time. Those who drive are reminded to yield to buses merging in traffic.
Winter also means fewer hours of daylight. When it is dark outside, pedestrians and those waiting to catch the bus are not as easy to see as they might think. Metro Bus reminds everyone to be safe and increase their visibility at night by wearing reflective clothing, standing close to bus stops and staying in well-lit areas. Also, travelers can consider carrying a small flashlight or keychain light to increase visibility.
Riders can stay informed about weather-related closings on KCLD (FM 104.7), KNSI (AM 1450 & FM 103.3) and WJON (AM 1240) radio stations. Notifications will be posted on the Metro Bus Facebook and Twitter accounts. Route-specific detours are posted online at ridemetrobus.com.
For more information about Metro Bus routes visit ridemetrobus.com or call 320.251.RIDE(7433).