Due to continued driver shortages, all MATBUS fixed routes and MATBUS Paratransit services will end daily at 9:45 p.m. effective Monday, Jan. 10. This is a temporary reduction in hours from the current service end time of 11:15 p.m.
Temporary timetable changes will also begin on Jan. 10, further affecting the following Fargo routes: 11, 13, 14, 15, 32W, 33 and NDSU TapRide. This is in addition to previous temporary changes to Route 2 and Fargo Industrial Park TapRide. For full details on these changes, and to view the temporary timetables, visit www.MATBUS.com.
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 May 2022 at the earliest. MATBUS staff will continue to monitor driver staffing, and will give the public notice before reinstating service, which may occur gradually.
Any future service changes will be communicated to the public through the MATBUS website, www.MATBUS.com, social media platforms 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.