Metro Transit to suspend overnight service due to COVID-19 concerns

Metro Transit announced Monday that it will suspend overnight services due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

According to a news release, bus and light rail service will be suspended from 11 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. beginning Tuesday.

Disruptions due to COVID-19 outbreak

Metro Transit said ridership is at its lowest overnight and that a low number of people will be impacted by the decision.

The move will also allow more opportunities to clean and disinfect buses and trains.

"We are doing this to help focus our limited resources on times when demand is greatest," Metro Transit General Manager Wes Kooistra said in a statement. "It is also an important safety measure as the region and nation works through this pandemic."