The City of Fargo and City of Moorhead are considering the elimination of the MATBUS LinkFM Downtown Circulator Route effective January 1, 2020. The LinkFM route began in 2015 and is operated by the City of Fargo and jointly funded by the City of Fargo and the City of Moorhead. LinkFM currently is fare free and provides access between downtown Fargo and downtown Moorhead with a park and ride agreement at the Moorhead Center Mall. Current service hours are 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, with a bus approximately every 15 minutes. A map of the existing route is available online and on display at the Ground Transportation Center (GTC), 502 N.P. Avenue, Fargo, North Dakota.
An informational display on the route being eliminated, as well as comment cards, will be in the lobby of the GTC from October 28th through December 6th. Staff will be at the GTC to answer questions on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Written comments may be turned in to the dispatch window and will be considered by staff prior to the final recommendation to the Fargo City Commission and Moorhead City Council.
Public hearings will be held to afford opportunities for interested persons to be heard with respect to the proposed route elimination as follows:
Fargo City Commission
Monday, November 18, 2019
225 4th Street North
Fargo, ND 58102
Moorhead City Council
Monday, December 9, 2019
City Hall, 1st Floor Chambers
500 Center Avenue
Moorhead, MN 56560
Written comments may be submitted in advance of the public hearings to:
Matthew Peterson, Fargo Assistant Transit Director, and Lori Van Beek, Moorhead Transit Manager, 650 23rd Street North, Fargo, ND 58102, Email: email@example.com, Phone: 701.241.8140 option 3.
Upon request, accommodations for individuals with disabilities, language barriers, or other needs to allow participation in meetings will be provided. To arrange assistance, call the MATBUS Administration Office at 701.241.8140 option 3 (voice) or 711 (TDD/TTY).