Metro Transit is planning to eliminate all Saturday and Sunday/holiday service on Route 535 effective June 8, 2019.
· Weekend service was added to Route 535 in June 2018 as a demonstration to test the market. Unfortunately, the number of riders has remained well below the number required to maintain the service. Each trip carries less than 5 passengers on average, which is 25% of our ridership standard and the trend is not improving.
· Alternative Metro Transit service is available in the form of Route 4 via Southtown, Lyndale or Penn Ave and Route 18 via Nicollet Ave, South Bloomington Transit Center.
If you wish, you may contact us about this recommended service reduction.
Please contact Metro Transit Customer Relations at 612-373-3333 by Monday March 25th.