Temporary timetable changes will begin on August 22 for the following Fargo routes: 11, 13, 14, 15, and Industrial Park TapRide .These changes are described briefly below.
Route 11: reduced to hourly service, with trips leaving the GTC at :45 after the hour
Route 13: reduced to hourly service, with trips leaving the GTC at :45 after the hour
Route 14: reduced to hourly service, with trips leaving the GTC at :15 after the hour
Route 15: Buses will leave the GTC at :15 and :45 after the hour all day. There will also be an additional bus leaving at :00 after the hour from 10:00am to 6:00pm.
TapRide (Industrial Park): TapRide service to the Industrial Park will not be available Saturdays. Industrial Park service will continue as usual on weekdays.
This reduction in service levels will allow MATBUS to provide more reliable service for riders, while also allowing for time to recruit and train additional drivers. Driver shortages are a nation-wide trend in public transit, requiring service changes in transit agencies of every size.
These temporary MATBUS changes will be in effect until further notice, though they are expected to last through January 2023 at the earliest. MATBUS staff will continue to monitor driver staffing, and will give the public notice before reinstating service, which may occur gradually.
These changes are in addition to current service reductions to Route 32W (discontinued) and Route 33 (10-minute service), and service ending at 9:45pm.