The change to Access service hours is in response to a 2009 audit of all of Metro’s services. It’s one in a series of changes Metro is making to increase efficiency and reduce costs. It is not directly related to the 17-percent, county-wide reduction in regular bus service that will be necessary if a sustainable funding solution is not found to address Metro’s projected budget shortfall.

However, the 17-percent reduction will also affect Access service if it includes deleting routes or shortening service hours in an area, since Access service is tied to regular bus service.

Learn more about Metro’s funding gap and what’s at risk.