• 08/16/22 - Topeka Metro
    Topeka Metro CLOSED for Labor Day holiday

    TOPEKA, KANSAS (August 16, 2022) -- Topeka Metro bus service and administrative offices will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2022 for the Labor Day holiday. Please plan your travel arrangements in preparation for no bus services that day. We will resume regular operations on Tuesday, September 6th. Wishing everyone a safe holiday.  

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  • 08/16/22 - Topeka Metro
    Topeka Metro CLOSED for Labor Day holiday

    TOPEKA, KANSAS (August 16, 2022) -- Topeka Metro bus service and administrative offices will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2022 for the Labor Day holiday. Please plan your travel arrangements in preparation for no bus services that day. We will resume regular operations on Tuesday, September 6th. Wishing everyone a safe holiday.  

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  • 07/20/22 - Topeka Metro
    Topeka Metro Board votes for six new buses

    TOPEKA, KAN. (July 20, 2022) – Moving toward the future, on Monday July 18th, Topeka Metro’s Board of Directors approved the purchase of six new heavy-duty transit buses. Three of the buses will have traditional diesel drive systems, while three will be Topeka Metro’s first fully electric buses. The acquisition of the three electric buses will mark the beginning of a pilot project that will test the new technology in real operating conditions. The pilot period will consist of a three-year effort of testing various scenarios related to such things as weather, passenger loads and states of battery charge in order to better understand how electric buses could potentially be utilized by Topeka Metro.

     

    The electric buses are manufactured by Proterra Operating Company, Inc., of Burlingame, California. The total cost of the three electric buses, chargers and warranties will be $3,506,547. A portion of the cost--$1,737,825--will be grant-funded under the Federal Transit Administration’s Low and No Emissions program. The delivery of the buses is expected to be in within 12-18 months. Gillig, LLC, of Livermore, California, is the manufacturer of the diesel buses. The total cost of these three buses will be $1,727,760, of which $1,468,596 will be grant-funded under the Federal Transit Administrations Bus and Bus Facilities Program. The delivery of these buses is also expected to be within 12-18 months.

     

    The addition of these six new buses will ultimately mark the end for some of Topeka Metro’s oldest buses that have been in service for over 12 years. Over the next few years, Topeka Metro will be working to transition its current fleet in a new direction as it works to evolve into a more efficient and effective service.

     

    “We are thrilled to have this opportunity to bring a new type of bus to Topeka, featuring a cleaner and quieter ride that benefits our riders, and broader community,” said Bob Nugent, Metro’s General Manager. “These new buses will allow us to test innovative technologies and features that can hopefully be expanded upon in the future as we seek to diversify our services.”

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  • Fiesta Mexicana event map
    07/14/22 - Topeka Metro
    No Topeka Metro detours for Fiesta Mexicana

    Topeka Metro received the map of the Fiesta Mexicana event for July 14, 15 and 16, 2022 that will take place in Oakland.  NO detours are expected to affect our #1 Oakland bus route. 

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  • 06/16/22 - Topeka Metro
    Dump The Pump June 16, 2022

    Join Topeka Metro and other public transit agencies statewide and nationwide to DUMP THE PUMP!

     

    The National Dump the Pump Day on June 16 encourages commuters to forego their cars by using public transportation. The day aims to allow people to save time and money on gas. Moreover, the day also spreads awareness about the depleting fossil fuel resources.

     

    Check out our fares on our website at www.topekametro.org/about-metro/fares. Hop on board and feel good about not paying so much at the gas pump!

     

    National Dump the Pump Day motivates people to think about the future by using public transport for not just one day, but the days to come! 

     

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  • 06/09/22 - Topeka Metro
    Detours Downtown Topeka -Saturday, June 11, 2022

    Due to several downtown Topeka events taking place Saturday, June 11, 2022, Topeka Metro will have detours on some of our routes from approximately 9:30 a.m. to the end of the day.

     

    The Topeka Juneteenth Parade will begin at 11 a.m. on Kansas Avenue. The Tap That Topeka event will start at 2:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. 

     

    The following routes will be affected:  

     

    Light Blue #5 - Indiana

    Outbound:  Regular route to 10th and Monroe, enter on-ramp to eastbound I-70, exit Adams off-ramp, south on Adams to 15th Street, back on route.

    Inbound:  Regular route to 15th and Adams, continue North on Adams to westbound I-70 on-ramp, exit 8th Street off-ramp, west on 8th Street to Quincy, south on Quincy to QSS entrance.

     

    Navy #6 – West 6th

    Outbound:  Bus will leave its staging area and turn right under the canopy leading from QSS to the island – regular route.     

    Inbound:  Not affected – regular route.

     

    Pink #7 - Washburn

    Outbound:  Bus will leave its staging area and turn right under the canopy leading from QSS to the island, regular route to 8th Street and Quincy, North on Quincy to 6th Street, west on 6th Street to Topeka Blvd, south on Topeka Blvd to 8th Street, west on 8th Street, back on regular route.  

    Inbound:  Regular route to 8th & Topeka Blvd., North on Topeka Blvd. to 6th Street, East on 6th Street to Monroe, south on Monroe to 8th Street, back on regular route.

     

    Tan #10 – West 10th

    Outbound:  Leaving the staging area, turn left around the QSS island, North on Quincy to 6th Street, west on 6th Street to Topeka Blvd., south on Topeka Blvd. to 10th Street, west on 10th Street, back on regular route.

    Inbound:  Regular route to 10th Street & Topeka Blvd, North on Topeka Blvd to 6th Street, east on 6th Street to Monroe, south on Monroe to 9th Street, west on 9th Street to QSS. 

     

    Purple #12 - Huntoon

    Outbound:  Leaving the staging area, turn right around the QSS island and turn right under the canopy leading from QSS to the island, North on Quincy to 6th Street, west on 6th Street to Topeka Blvd., south on Topeka Blvd. to 11th Street, west on 11th Street, back on regular detour.

    Inbound:  On regular detour to 10th Street and Topeka Blvd, North on Topeka Blvd to 6th Street, east on 6th Street to Quincy, south on Quincy to QSS entrance.

     

    Teal #17 – West 17th

    Outbound:  Bus will leave its staging area and turn right under the canopy leading from QSS to the island, regular route to 8th Street and Quincy, North on Quincy to 6th Street, west on 6th Street to Topeka Blvd, south on Topeka Blvd to 8th Street, back on regular route.

    Inbound:  Regular route to 8th Street and Topeka Blvd., North on Topeka Blvd to 6th Street, east on 6th Street to Monroe, south on Monroe to 8th Street, back on regular route.

     

    Green #21 – West 21st

    Outbound:  Regular route to 10th Street and Monroe, enter on-ramp to eastbound I-70, exit Adams off-ramp, south on Adams to 21st Street, west on 21st Street to Kansas Ave, back on route.

    Inbound:  Regular route to 21st Street and Kansas, continue on 21st Street to Adams, North on Adams to westbound I-70 on-ramp, exit 8th Street off-ramp, west on 8th Street to Quincy, south on Quincy to QSS entrance.

     

    Red #29 – West 29th

    Outbound:  Regular route to 10th Street and Monroe, enter on-ramp to eastbound I-70, exit Adams off-ramp, south on Adams to 21st Street, west on 21st Street to Kansas Ave, south on Kansas Ave, back on route.

    Inbound:  Regular route to 21st Street and Kansas Ave, east on 21st Street to Adams, North on Adams to westbound I-70 on-ramp, exit 8th Street off-ramp, west on 8th Street to Monroe, south on Monroe to 9th Street, west on 9th Street to QSS.

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