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Schedule Updates Eff. Nov 3

COMO Connect will be implementing a few schedule and route adjustments to the city wide bus system based on tracking data and customer feedback received in the first three months of service. The new adjustments will be effective Monday, November 3rd and customers can start picking up new map and schedule booklets starting Monday, October 27th.

Drew Brooks, the city’s Multi-Modal Manager says “Regular feedback from our customers is critical for COMO Connect to be successful in the long run. It is a service designed to benefit the community, so it’s important that we can adjust and adapt to what we’re hearing from customers.”

New technology on the bus system is also very helpful in accurately tracking ridership and making sure the city’s limited public transit resources are placed where they will benefit the community the most. Automatic passenger counters recently installed on buses track where customers are boarding and exiting the bus, and that data is then analyzed for future adjustments to the system. The DoubleMap GPS tracking also helps staff track the buses in real time to identify timing issues and make sure buses are able to make their timed connections between routes.

November 3rd adjustments include timing shifts on the 2 Gold, 8 Light Green and 9 Purple schedules throughout the day, an adjusted evening schedule for the 5 Blue route due to traffic delays during rush hour, and slight route changes to the 4 Orange and 7Dark Green routes. See new maps and schedules below.

When customers pick up the new map and schedule booklets, they will also notice an updated schedule for the 1 Black route that was adjusted as needed back in September, and more information regarding passes, fares and off-peak schedules.

#2 Gold Route – East/West Core Connector (Adjusted Schedule)

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#5 Blue Route - (Adjusted Evening Schedule and Time Points)
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#8 Light Green Route - (Adjusted Schedule and Time Points)
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#9 Purple Route - (Adjusted Schedule and Time Points)COMOC_Purple_Sched_updates

#4 Orange Route - (Adjusted Route at Vandiver and Westfall)4Orange_route_update

 

#7 Dark Green Route - (Adjusted Route on Bethel)7DarkGreen_route_update

#10 Detour – Homecoming Traffic

The 10 Red Downtown route will detour the southern most point of its loop on Hospital Drive starting one hour before the game until one hour after the game to allow stadium traffic to clear out and allow more room for the special game day bus routes to serve customers. The bus route will turn west on Rollins St from Hitt St and north on Tiger Ave to return to normal route and head back downtown. See map of normal route here

Delayed Start – Homecoming Parade

COMO Connect will delay its Saturday morning start time on October 25th for all fixed routes and ParaTransit services until 11:25am to allow for the Mizzou Homecoming parade to march through campus and downtown Columbia.

1A Black route: Starts at MU Student Center at 11:35 am

1B Black route: Starts at MU Student Center at 11:25 am

2A Gold route: Starts at Broadway Market Place on Conley Rd at 11:25 am

2B Gold route: Starts at Broadway and Park DeVille at 11:25 am

3 Brown / 4 Orange route combo: Starts with 4 Orange route beginning at Whitegate Dr and Sylvan lane at 11:45 am

5 Blue / 6 Pink route combo: Starts with 5 Blue route beginning at Broadway Market Place on Conley Rd at 11:40 am

8 Light Green / 9 Purple route combo: Starts with 9 Purple route beginning at the Forum Shopping Center at 11:30 am

10 Red Downtown route: Starts at Hinkson Ave and William St at 11:30 am 

7 Dark Green and 11 Aqua routes do not run on weekends.

#1Black Detour – House Decs

Daily COMO Connect bus routes and schedules will be slightly adjusted on Homecoming weekend to allow for the many festive traditions happening near campus. Part of Rollins Street between Providence Rd and Tiger Ave will be shut down on Friday October 24th from 5-9pm to accommodate the Mizzou Homecoming Campus Decorations (House Decs), which will place the #1 Black Core Connector route on detour for the last few hours of its route Friday evening.

#1A Black route: Northbound bus will turn east on Stadium Blvd from Providence Rd, north on Tiger Ave, and return to normal route at Tiger Ave and Rollins St. The southbound bus will turn east on Stewart Ave from Providence Rd, south on 6th St, east on Conley Ave, south on Tiger Ave, and return to normal route on Tiger Ave and Rollins St.

#1B Black route: Northbound bus will turn north on Tiger Ave from Rollins St, west on Conley Ave, north on 6th St, west on Stewart Ave, and return to normal route at Stewart Ave and Providence Rd. The southbound bus will turn south on Tiger Ave from Rollins St, west on Stadium Blvd, and return to normal route at Stadium Blvd and Providence Rd.

Game Day bus routes and schedules

Football Game Day bus routesThe City of Columbia and COMO Connect wish to welcome all fans to Mizzou this weekend for another exciting Tigers Homecoming celebration! Fans are encouraged to plan ahead for their transportation, and enjoy a safe ride to and from the game using COMO Connect Game Day Football Bus Routes. These special game day routes offer convenient pickups at area hotels, shopping centers, and the District and drop off customers just steps from the stadium before the game. Customers can also catch a safe ride back to downtown parking, area hotels, or many post-game hot spots in the District after the game. Anyone can ride for only $1.50 per person each way, or by using a valid COMO Connect bus pass. Customers are asked to have exact change and to avoid bringing beverages or coolers onto the bus.

The downtown area is served by two different game day football bus routes that start at 1:00pm and run about every 10-15 minutes. The West Downtown route picks up customers from the Wabash Bus Station, the Armory parking lot, Shiloh’s, Flat Branch, and Bengals. The East Downtown route picks up customers from the Wabash Bus Station, the Armory parking lot, the Eighth and Walnut parking garage, Bleu Restaurant, and Harpo’s.

Area hotels will also have the convenient game day bus routes starting at 12:30pm Saturday, as well as return routes after the game. For maps of the downtown and hotel bus routes and a complete list of the over 20 hotels, restaurants, and shopping centers serviced on these routes, click here.

 

Other Homecoming Festivities
Daily COMO Connect bus routes and schedules will be slightly adjusted on Homecoming weekend to allow for the many festive traditions happening near campus. Part of Rollins Street will be shut down on Friday, October 24th from 5-9pm to accommodate the Mizzou Homecoming Campus Decorations (House Decs), which will place the #1 Black Core Connector route on detour for the last few hours of its route Friday evening. See #1Black detour information here

COMO Connect will also delay its Saturday morning start time for all fixed routes and ParaTransit services until 11:25am to allow for the Mizzou Homecoming parade to march through campus and downtown Columbia. See adjusted start times and locations for all routes here

 The 10 Red Downtown route will detour the southern most point of its loop on Hopsital Drive starting one hour before the game until one hour after the game to allow stadium traffic to clear out and allow more room for the special game day bus routes to serve customers. See detour information here

#10Downtown Detour

Due to construction on Fifth Street between Conley and Stewart the #10 Red route will detour as follows: From Tiger Avenue Northbound, West on Conley, North on Sixth, West on Stewart, North on Fifth St. and back on route. This detour will be in effect until the construction is completed.