MATBUS Transit Facility Analysis and Development Strategy

Metro Area Transit is currently the function of two separate municipal departments within the City of Fargo, North Dakota and the City of Moorhead, Minnesota. Over the past few decades, the City of Fargo and the City of Moorhead have entered into several agreements, both formal and informal, to assist in the operation of various elements of MATBUS. Some of these agreements have been specifically drafted to set forth a cost sharing/allocation plan for the distribution of costs related to major transit system expenditures. Significant MATBUS operating agreements include the Metro Transit Garage, MAT Paratransit, and the Ground Transportation Center.

In December 2016, Metro COG completed the 2016-2020 Transit Development Plan (TDP). The TDP establishes MATBUS’ vision for public transportation, assesses needs, and identifies a framework for program implementation. The TDP considers both long-range and short-range strategies and actions to better enable the development of an integrated multimodal transportation system that efficiently moves people and addresses transportation demands. 

The MATBUS Transit Facility Analysis and Development Strategy is anticipated to build upon prior work of the 2016-2020 TDP and other applicable planning documents and studies that have occurred in the region.


Project Contact Information


Michael Maddox


Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Council of Governments
Case Plaza, Suite 232
One 2nd Street North
Fargo, ND 58102