• 05/30/24 - Topeka Metro
    Topeka Metro closed for Independence Day holiday

    Topeka Metro will not have service on Thursday, July 4, 2024 in observance of the Independence holiday. Please plan your travel accordingly. Regular bus service will resume on Friday, July 5, 2024. 


    To view other upcoming "No Service" holiday, please go to our website at https://www.topekametro.org/about-metro/2024-metro-calendar


    We appreciate our customers and we hope everyone has a safe and happy 4th of July.


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  • 05/13/24 - Topeka Metro
    Topeka Metro CLOSED Memorial Day 5-27-24

    TOPEKA, KAN. (May 13, 2024) -- Topeka Metro administrative offices and the bus station will be CLOSED on Monday, May 27, 2024 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. We will resume regular operations on Tuesday, May 28, 2024. Please plan your travel accordingly for that day. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday on May 27th.

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  • 05/06/24 - Topeka Metro
    Topeka Metro observes Our Roads Our SafetyⓇ Week – May 5 -11, 2024

    TOPEKA, KAN. (May 6, 2024) -- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has created Our Roads, Our SafetyⓇ Week as an annual safety observance dedicated to educating all road users sharing the road safely with large vehicles. This year, the observance is May 5 – 11, 2024.


    May 8th is Large Truck and Bus Driver Day and Topeka Metro employees will be wearing orange t-shirts to draw attention to the importance of obeying traffic laws. Topeka Metro buses share the roads with small and large vehicles, as well as motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. It is critical that others who share the roads and highways with buses understand that larger vehicles maneuver differently than other vehicles and recognize the impact that their size and weight have on how they share the road.


    A percentage of accidents our bus operators experience occurs when other drivers speed, text while driving, run a stop sign, or execute an illegal turn. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, in 2021, nearly 6,000 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes, an 18 percent increase from 2020.


    “Public transit buses have a lot of mass. They weigh anywhere from 25,000 to 40,000 pounds and can cause serious bodily injury if an accident does occur,” said Bob Nugent, Topeka Metro General Manager.  “I’d dare to say no one wants to be in a crash. It’s best to wait a few more seconds rather than get in a rush to go around the bus, cut in front of it, or try to squeeze by when the bus is turning.”


    Increasing safety on our roads and highways can reduce injuries and deaths. We ALL play a part in road safety, so let’s share the road together. Follow us on our social media channels: Facebook, Instagram and X during Our Roads, Our SafetyⓇ Week, May 5 – 11th.


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  • 04/24/24 - Topeka Metro
    Topeka Metro's Kids Ride FREE! begins May 15th

    TOPEKA, KAN. (April 24, 2024) -- A popular campaign is rolling out once again to help transport Topeka youth throughout the city over the summer.  Topeka Metro kicks off Kids Ride FREE! starting Wednesday, May 15th. Youth ages 18 and under can ride the fixed route buses at no cost through August 15, 2024.  Topeka Metro provides accessible, reliable and safe transportation for youth to travel to summer school, camps, pools, the library or any of their favorite places on Topeka Metro's bus routes. Teenagers can even catch a ride to work!


    "This promotion has been one that families in Topeka look forward to because parents, grandparents and others know that their child will be safely transported to their destination at no cost which helps their pocketbook," said Bob Nugent, Topeka Metro General Manager. "With prices rising on nearly everything, having free transportation for the kids during the summer months helps the family budget.”


    No IDs are necessary when boarding, however, bus operators reserve the right to request proof of age for older youth. Children under age five must be with an older child or adult accompanying them.


    Maps and time points for routes are posted on Topeka Metro's website and are in all Topeka Metro shelters. For faster service, we recommend using the DoubleMap app on a mobile phone which will show in real-time when the bus will arrive. For questions or help with trip planning, call Topeka Metro Customer Service at 785-783-7000.


    Topeka Metro hours of operation are as follows:

    • Monday through Friday - 5:40 a.m. to 6:40 p.m.
    • Saturday - 8:30 a.m. to 6:40 p.m.
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  • 03/25/24 - Topeka Metro
    Get more bang for your buck with a 24-hour pass!

    Topeka Metro's 24-hour pass is affordable and depending on what time of day you first use it, you can really get your money's worth!  The 24-hour pass expires 24-hours after being initiated by the farebox and the time period will skip over days Topeka Metro is closed for service (i.e. Sundays and holidays).  If you purchase a 24-hour pass on a Tuesday and first use it at 1:30 p.m., then you can use the pass up until 1:30 p.m. the next day.  If you have questions, please call our Customer Service at 785-783-7000.


    Twenty-four hour passes are available for purchase at Quincy Street Station (QSS), on this website by clicking on “Store“, and at all Topeka Dillons and Hy-Vee grocery stores. It can also be purchased at the farebox. The 24-hour passes cost $4.00 for one adult fare, $3.00 for youth ages 5 - 18 years of age, and for those who have completed an application and been approved for our Reduced Fare. A 24-hour pass for Reduced Fare passengers is $2.00.


    Please note: Refer to Reduced Fare Policy for eligibility requirements. Children under 5 ride for free and there is a limit of three (3) children with each paid fare.

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  • 02/13/24 - Topeka Metro
    Nat'l Transit Driver Appreciation Day March 18

    TOPEKA, KAN. (February 12, 2024) -- National Transit Driver Appreciation Day is an annual event to celebrate the service of public transit vehicle operators. The day is observed every March 18th.  At Topeka Metro, we use the term “bus operator,” because these employees do much more than drive.


    Transit bus operators have many responsibilities such as inspecting their vehicles to make sure they are safe to drive, navigating through busy traffic and street detours, helping provide directions for someone and even being the eyes and ears of the community as they drive around the city each day.


    National Transit Driver Appreciation Day provides the opportunity for passengers and others to thank those who transport them every day where they need to go, whether it is to work, to school, a medical appointment or for another reason.  Please join Topeka Metro in recognizing our operators, and be sure to let your bus operator know that you appreciate him or her!


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