Metro Transit routes to change Monday due to MPS class schedules

Metro Transit has announced it is adjusting service on multiple routes starting Monday in order to help Minneapolis Public Schools with transportation.

The district will be adding 42 minutes of class time to school days in order to make up for time lost during a weeks-long strike by teachers and support staff last month. In addition, the last day of school will be June 24.

School Board members approved the plan to make up class time by a vote of 5-2.

Students returned to classrooms Tuesday, March 29 after teachers began striking Tuesday, March 8.

While new schedules begin Monday for the following routes, Metro Transit says the new schedule will be available online starting Saturday:

  • 5
  • 6
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 14
  • 18
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 32
  • 46

According to Metro Transit, direct service to the following schools will be suspended:

  • Route 5 northbound from North High School
  • Route 10 southbound from Edison High School
  • Route 32 eastbound from Edison High School
  • Route 32E via Broadway and Plymouth Avenue westbound from Edison High School
  • Route 46 east and westbound from Washburn High School

You can also use the online Trip Planner tool to find which buses you need to take.

Metro Transit says riders should also consider walking, biking, carpooling, or taking a later trip if possible due to buses likely being full immediately after school is dismissed.