• 19/01/2021 - Topeka Metro
    Wear Red to Cheer on the KC Chiefs!

    Topeka Metro staff will be wearing KC Chiefs apparel or red in support of the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC playoff game on Sunday, Jan. 24. We're inviting passengers to join in the fun and also wear Chiefs shirts or red on Friday, Jan. 22 and Saturday, Jan. 23. 

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  • 14/01/2021 - Topeka Metro
    Winter Travel Tips for Bus Passengers

    We are in the midst of winter, and although it has been relatively mild so far, we urge people to be prepared for colder and icy conditions. Here are some tips for transit riders to stay ahead of the game when having to bundle up and plan for your trip:

    • Plan extra time in your commute - give yourself plenty of time to get to your stop or the bus station
    • Dress warmly (in layers) and be prepared to wait - you may be outdoors longer than expected
    • Watch the news or listen to the radio for weather condition updates
    • Check Topeka Metro’s website, social media or DoubleMap to see if there are alerts, detours or to find where your bus is in real-time
    • Be patient - buses may be a bit behind when it’s icy or during heavy snow
    • Use caution when walking on wet or icy surfaces
    • Be cautious when boarding in areas with ice and snowbanks
    • Stand back from the curb until the bus comes to a complete stop. Buses can slide sideways in slippery conditions.
    • Try to clean off snow from shoes prior to boarding the bus
    •  Keep in mind that to avoid getting stuck, your bus may not pull all the way over to the curb
    • Plan and take extra measures when commuting when it gets darker
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  • All bus fares reinstated February 1, 2021
    05/01/2021 - Topeka Metro
    All bus fares reinstated February 1, 2021

    On December 21, 2020, the Topeka Metro board of directors unanimously voted to reinstate all bus fares beginning February 1, 2021. In a second action, the board voted to hold three public meetings to discuss potential service reductions. Both of these actions are in response to changes in ridership and revenues resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Through January 31, 2021, Topeka Metro bus fares will be waived. On February 1, 2021, passengers will need to begin boarding through the front doors and be required to pay fares. Passengers must have their fare accepted at the farebox or they will not be allowed to ride. Masks and face coverings are still mandatory to ride the bus.

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  • Public meetings held at QSS Jan. 6, 7 & 9, 2021
    05/01/2021 - Topeka Metro
    Public Meetings Jan. 6, 7 & 9, 2021 at QSS

    Comments on potential service reductions

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  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Limited Holiday Service
    04/01/2021 - Topeka Metro
    Martin Luther King Limited Holiday Service

    Topeka Metro will be operating buses on Limited Holiday Service on Monday, January 18, 2021, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. See the information listed in the following link:  

    Limited Holiday Service MLK Jr. Day schedule

     

     

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  • 23/12/2020 - Topeka Metro
    Topeka Metro reinstates bus fares in February/Public Meetings in January for potential service reductions

    TOPEKA, KANSAS (December 22, 2020) -- On December 21, 2020, the Topeka Metro board of directors unanimously voted to reinstate all bus fares beginning February 1, 2021. In a second action, the board voted to hold three public meetings to discuss potential service reductions. Both of these actions are in response to changes in ridership and revenues resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

     

    Through January 31, 2021, Topeka Metro bus fares will be waived. On February 1, 2021, passengers will need to begin boarding through the front doors and be required to pay fares. Passengers must have their fare accepted at the farebox or they will not be allowed to ride. Masks and face coverings are still mandatory to ride the bus.

     

    Topeka Metro will have three public meetings at Topeka Metro Quincy Street Station to gather input from the public about potential service reductions.

     

    The dates and times for the January 2021 public meetings are:
     
    When:           Wednesday, January 6th, 2021, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Where:          Topeka Metro Quincy Street Station
                           820 SE Quincy (Lobby)

    When:           Thursday, January 7th, 2021, 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
    Where:          Topeka Metro Quincy Street Station
                           820 SE Quincy (Lobby)
     
    When:           Saturday, January 9th, 2021, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    Where:          Topeka Metro Quincy Street Station
                           820 SE Quincy (Lobby)

    Members of the public are encouraged to attend and offer input on the proposed reductions. Comments regarding this service change will be accepted through January 12, 2021 in person at the Quincy Street Station (820 SE Quincy St.), by telephone at 730-7000, by fax at 354-8476, by website at the bottom of our Contact Us page: topekametro.org/contact-us, by email at info@topekametro.org and regular mail at 820 SW Quincy Street. Public comments are always accepted at any time.
     

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