Due to continued driver shortages, all MATBUS fixed routes and MATBUS Paratransit services will end at 8:15 p.m. on Saturdays, starting Saturday, January 13, 2024. This is a temporary reduction in hours from the current Saturday service end time of 10:15 p.m. There will be no changes to weekday service.
Temporary timetable changes will also begin on January 13 for the following routes: 6, 9, 13, 16. These changes are described briefly below.
Route 6: not operating on Saturdays
Route 9: not operating on Saturdays
Route 13: reduced to hourly service on Saturdays, with trips leaving the GTC at :15 after the hour
Route 16: not operating on Saturdays
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. Any future service changes will be communicated to the public through the MATBUS News page, Facebook, Twitter and local news outlets. MATBUS riders are also encouraged to sign up for Rider Alerts on the MATBUS website, which will allow them to receive direct emails about future announcements.