Service and route changes beginning January 9, 2023. Extended hours of operation, Routes 15, 18, 20, & 32.
All MATBUS services (fixed route, MAT Paratransit, TapRide) will extend their hours of operation from the current end time of 9:45pm to the new end time of 10:15pm, effective January 9, 2023.
MATBUS will continue to temporarily suspend our official service hours from 10:15pm to 11:15pm due to staffing shortages, until further notice.
NDSU and Industrial TapRide service end times will be extended from 9:45pm to 10:15pm.
NDSU TapRide: Monday – Friday from 6:45pm to 10:15pm.
Industrial TapRide: Monday – Friday from 6:15am to 10:15pm
Due to frequent late trips and the inability to meet our on-time performance standards, we will be implementing time saving changes on routes 15, 18, and 20. The following changes were made with two goals in mind, to keep routes on time and to affect the fewest number of riders as possible. The decision to make these changes was based on the analysis of on-time performance data, ridership per bus stop data, and driver feedback. On December 12, 2022, the Fargo City Commission voted 5-0 to approve the proposed changes to the four designated routes, effective January 9, 2023.
*After leaving Walmart route 15 will take 13th Ave S to West Acres and will no longer service bus stops on 15th Ave S. The 15th Ave S bus stops will still be serviced by route 20.
*Three low ridership bus stops and one hazardous bus stop on 13th Ave S will be removed, 13th Ave S & 34th/33rd St S (Midblock South), 13th Ave S & Page Dr. (Corner NE), 13th Ave S & Page Dr. (Corner SW), 13th Ave S & 15th St S (Corner SW).
These changes will reduce overall route length and minimize the number of times the bus has to stop.
*Route 18 will no longer enter Microsoft campus, instead there will be a bus stop at the end of the driveway on 42nd St. S.
*Route 18 will now have bus stops on 51st Ave S & 38th St. S, near Essentia 52nd Ave Clinic & Aldi.
*When returning north from 52nd Ave Walmart the route will turn north on 47th St. S instead of continuing west on 44th Ave S.
*Route 20 will now service the West Fargo Public Library.
*Route 20 will only service South East Human Services while travelling east.
*Route 20 will no longer stop at West Acres mid route. Riders who wish to transfer to route 15 can do so at the 13th Ave S Wendy’s shelter or stay on the route until it ends at West Acres. Drivers must announce the transfer point.
*Route 32 will utilize University Dr. N & 10th St N to avoid narrow streets and hazardous winter conditions.
*Route 32 will no longer serve the 17th Ave N & 12th St N bus stop.