St. Cloud Metropolitan Transit Commission

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Area Served St. Cloud, Sartell, Sauk Rapids and Waite Park, Minnesota
Founded 1969
Fleet Size 60
Number Of Routes 22
2010 Fixed Route Ridership 2,132,863 P.63

St. Cloud Metropolitan Transit Commission oversees and operates the transit system, known as Metro Bus, serving the cities of Saint Cloud, Sartell, Sauk Rapids and Waite Park, Minnesota

Overview

In 1969 the Minnesota State Legislature created the St. Cloud Metropolitan Transit Commission to oversee transit operations on the city. Today the Commission oversees the system, Metro Bus, which operates fixed route and ADA complementary dial-a-ride service.

The Metro Bus system currently operates seven days a week, with most routes operating on an hourly frequency.

Notable System Attributes

Metro Bus is the first transit system in the United States to implement 100% transit signal priority coverage of the entire route network.

Metro Bus is the first Minnesota transit system to partner with a state university to provide discounted bus rides to students.[1]

Facilities

The Transit Center is the main hub of the fixed route system. Built in 1993, the center provides connections to Jefferson Lines inter-city bus service, and other regional systems.

The Operations Center, built in 1985, houses all system operations and administration space.

Fares

The following fares are charged on Metro Bus:[2]

Fare Class Cash Fare
Regular $1.00
Children under 5 (up to 2) FREE
1 Day Pass $3.50
Senior(65+)/Disabled $0.50
Disabled Veteran FREE (with ID)
  • A variety of multi-ride, and multi-day passes are also offered
  • St. Cloud State University and St. Cloud Technical Community College students ride free with ID

Routes

Metro Bus operates a number of routes throughout the st. Cloud metro area.

Route Number Route Name Notes
1 Waite Park
2 Pantown
3 West Side
4 North Side
5 South Side
6/7 Eastside 15/45 Same route, operates both directions
9 Southeast
10 Westwood
11 University
12 Route 75
21/22 Sauk Rapids 15/45
  • Same Route, operates both directions
  • 21 Serves Sauk rapids HS on select trips
31 Sartell
33 Southwest
34 Stearns County West Operates during Peak Period
81, 82, 83, 84, 85 Campus Clipper Routes Operate during fall and spring SCSU sessions
91, 92 Husky Shuttles
  • Parking Shuttles
  • Operate during fall and spring SCSU sessions
93 Sundowner
  • Evening Service
  • Operates during fall and spring SCSU sessions
94, 95 Late Nite East & South Operate during fall and spring SCSU sessions

Fleet

Current Roster

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Passenger
Seats
Notes
202-203 2009 Ford

ElDorado

Cutaway Ford
Power Stroke 6.0L Diesel
14
204-206 2011 Chevrolet

ARBOC

Spirit of Mobility 20
619-623 2003 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL Voith 32
  • 619, 621 sold to Midwest Bus Corporation.
  • 620 to Mankato, MN.
701-703 2004 New Flyer D40LF Cummins ISL 35 701 converted to run on 70-80% used vegetable oil.
704-706 2006 New Flyer D35LF Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R 30
707-710 2010 New Flyer D35LFR Cummins ISL9 30 Frameless windows
711-733 2014 New Flyer XN35 Cummins Westport ISL G 32
1936 2005 Optima AHS Cummins ISB 26 Used for the Summertime by George event shuttle

Retired Roster

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
501-518 1989 Gillig Phantom 35'
(3596TB6V92TA)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
519-520 1990 Gillig Phantom 35'
(3596TB6V92TA)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
523-526 1997 Gillig Phantom 35'
(C21B096N4)
601 2001 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL Voith D864.3
602-618 St. Cloud Metropolitan Transit Commission (Metro Bus) 610-a.jpg 2002 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL Voith D864.3

Dial-A-Ride Roster

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1XX (2 total) 2008 Chevrolet

Turtle Top

?
1XX 2009 Chevrolet

ARBOC

Spirit of Mobility
401-402 1987 OBI Orion II
(02.502)
403 1991 OBI Orion II
(02.501)
4XX OBI Orion II
  • Unknown year.
  • 15 are retired.
  • 5 Remained in service as of 2010.

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