Fixed Route Information

 

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Fixed-Route Bus Service

Fixed-route bus service is an important assett for many in Kalamazoo County.  Ridership from 2011 to 2012 saw 9% growth and is a large reason that transit system ridership exceeded 3 million rides in 2012.  For 2013 fixed-route bus service is expected to grow by an additional 4%.

The fixed-route bus system utilizes 20 routes to serve the Kalamazoo County urbanized area and serves the following jurisdictions:

•City of Kalamazoo

•City of Portage

•City of Parchment

•Comstock Township

•Kalamazoo Township

•Oshtemo Township

•Texas Township

The fixed-run sysytem is operated by Kalamazoo Metro Transit.  For line haul route information, click here.  Service runs Monday through Saturday from 6 am to 10:15 pm.  The base fare is $1.50 per ride, view the full fare structure here

The chart below depicts ridership on the fixed-route system as well as Western Michigan University student ridership (please not that WMU ridership is included in the total fixed-route ridership).  WMU ridership has increased over 11% from 2011 to 2012, and ridership in 2012 exceeded 700,000 rides.

Ridership Fixed Route System

2002-2012

Line Haul Data through 2012