When students return on April 12, COVID capacity limits and mask requirements will still be in effect. If a bus reaches capacity, the overhead sign will display “Next Bus Please” and only drop off passengers. Capacity restrictions are 20 passengers per 40-foot bus, 30 passengers per 60-foot bus and 33 passengers per light rail car.
At schools with high transit ridership that require multiple buses, students should expect to board the bus closest to the bus stop sign.
- Buses lined up at a school will keep their doors closed until it’s their turn to load.
- When a bus reaches capacity, it will close its doors and leave.
- Buses will leave as often as every 5 minutes immediately following dismissal.
Metro Transit will have standby resources in case supplemental trips are needed to allow for social distancing.
Schedules will be available online April 10. Plan a trip or call 612-373-3333.
What is a Go-To Student Pass?
> A Go-To Student Pass is a durable, plastic card that allows unlimited rides on city buses and light rail to and from school instead of riding traditional yellow school buses.
> Passes can be used after school hours for other student activities. Students may also use their passes for extracurricular activities before and after school hours.
Benefits of the program
> It offers students academic scheduling flexibility and access to a variety of learning opportunities in the community.
> Students will have more opportunities to remain at school for academic programs, sports and other activities beyond the regular school day.
> Passes are integrated with students’ school identification cards.
> Personal language-specific service is provided by Check and Connect staff.
> The program supports improved student attendance and retention.
When can I ride?
> Go-To Student Passes allow students to ride buses or trains from 5 a.m. until 10 p.m. seven days a week.
Who is eligible?
> All transportation eligible senior high students at Edison, FAIR, Henry, North, Roosevelt, South, Southwest, Washburn and Wellstone.
> Students who live within the school's attendance zone or are enrolled in a city-wide program and outside the school walk zone. All North, Henry, Edison and Roosevelt students qualify for city-wide transportation as long as they live outside the school walk zone.
> Students who qualify for free/reduced lunch and are inside their schools walk zone.
> Students who attend a high school outside of their attendance zone and are not enrolled in a city-wide program will not be eligible for a Go-To Student Pass.
> Students who agree to follow the Minneapolis Public Schools Go-To Student Pass Code of Conduct.
> Learn more from Minneapolis Public Schools