Topeka Metro Board votes for system changes

TOPEKA, KAN. (July 10, 2023) -- On Friday, July 7, 2023, the Topeka Metro board of directors held a special meeting at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library to vote on proposed service changes that would take effect September 3, 2023. Public meetings were held by Topeka Metro on June 23, 27 and 28, 2023, and comments were accepted through July 7.


General Manager Bob Nugent said, “We monitor service on all the routes and continually share this information with the board. They are aware of what is happening within the system. These proposed changes are the result of both poor route performance and our ongoing issues with recruiting and maintaining an adequate workforce.” 


The board voted on the following proposed changes and/or reductions:

  • #3 East 6th Street Route – Eliminate service on Rice Road.
  • #12 Huntoon Route – Eliminate half-hour peak service and go to hourly service all day.
  • #17 West 17th Route - Eliminate half hour peak service and go to hourly service all day.
  • Time points – Make time point adjustments at various stops on all routes.