METS will soon resume limited evening service


EVANSVILLE, Ind (WEHT) The Metropolitan Evansville Transit System (METS) will soon resume limited evening service in a couple of weeks.

Starting October 12, METS will operate nine routes Monday through Saturday, from 6:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m.

“Just basic coming from home, coming down here to catch a transfer,” Donald Hamilton says he’s been riding with the transit system for at least 20 years.

“At first it was quite a bit of an inconvenience as time went on at the time went on do you got used to it,” Hamilton continues.

He says he learned how to maneuver the change. Unlike Mark Watson, another METS rider.

“Just a couple of times when I’ve been on the bus after six and I didn’t know they were closing that early,” Watson Says there’s been a couple of times when he’s been stuck at the bus stop, waiting after hours. “Usually I ride a bike so I just have to ride the bike instead.”

Hamilton says while the hours of service have been limited, he knows some people had a harder time getting to work, “I just feel for the people that have to go to work at night and don’t have any transportation.”

As far as people being stuck at the stop he don’t place blame on the transit system.

“They give them people plenty of leeways to figure out the times of when they should be there in when they shouldn’t. So I don’t blame that on the METS bus system I blame that on the people,” Hamilton says.

  • Howell-Mary
  • Stringtown-First
  • Walnut-Lynch
  • Lincoln
  • Washington
  • Covert
  • Riverside
  • East Connection
  • Shoppers Shuttle

The transit will continue to operate the following Sunday routes from 6:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.

  • Howell-Mary
  • Stringtown
  • Lincoln
  • Covert/Riverside
  • East Connection

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, transportation officials scaled back on the number of routes, and increased the number of buses on the same route.

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(This story was originally published on Sept. 29, 2020)


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