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Metro Transit’s response to COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Last update: Wednesday, March 25

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, transit should be used for essential travel only. Reducing demand will make transit safer for those who have no alternatives but to take transit and operators.

Those who must take transit should leave space between themselves and other passengers and the operator, and use the rear door if able to do so. 

If there appears to be more than 10 passengers on a 40-foot bus, or 15 passengers on a 60-foot bus, wait for the next trip when possible. If a light rail vehicle appears to have more than 15 people on a train car, board a different train car or wait for the next train to arrive. Additional service may be added on busier routes to support social distancing.

Buses, trains and facilities are being regularly disinfected. Passengers should support these efforts by:

  • Regularly and thoroughly washing hands
  • Coughing/sneezing into a tissue or a sleeve
  • Avoiding transit when sick

Please be advised that:

  • All service has been suspended between 11 p.m. and 4:30 a.m. and service reductions will take effect on Wednesday, March 25. Riders should expect that service may be somewhat unpredictable, similar to days when there is severe winter weather. 
  • The indoor waiting area at the Mall of America Transit Station will close until further notice beginning at 11 p.m. Tuesday, March 24; other facilities may be closed or have reduced hours.
  • To reduce in-person interactions, Metro Transit Service Centers and Lost & Found are closed. Learn more about contacting Metro Transit and Go-To Card support at


Note: Transit services will continue to be provided during the statewide Stay at Home Order that will be in effect from March 27 to April 10. For more information on Gov. Walz's State at Home order visit

Please continue to visit and follow Metro Transit on Twitter and Facebook for future updates.

The latest information on the state’s response can be found on the Minnesota Department of Health’s website