MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Starting next month, bus route service in the Twin Cities will return to something resembling normal.
Metro Transit announced Friday that on Sept. 12 service for many local bus routes, the Metro A line and the Metro C line will have as much service as they did before the pandemic. Additionally, the light rail Blue Line and the Green Line will offer 10-minute service through the day.READ MORE: Timeline: Key Events Since George Floyd's Arrest And Death
Metro Transit says the changes are to better serve the community, despite ridership being down 50% for buses and 75% for light rail compared to last year.READ MORE: Attorneys At Derek Chauvin Trial In George Floyd's Death To Make Final Pitch
Due to the depressed demand, express bus service will remain suspended. Also, the Northstar Commuter Rail Line will still operate on a limited, weekday-only schedule.MORE NEWS: 2 Killed, 1 Hurt In Lowry Tunnel Crash In Minneapolis
Metro Transit riders will still be required to wear masks. They are also encouraged to pay for rides ahead of time and use a To-Go Card.