Busing this Friday? Check your schedule!

Schedule memorizers (and folks who plan to ride the bus on Friday), please make note: The day after Thanksgiving will be a “partial holiday” for Metro.

On the day after Thanksgiving, a new “partial holiday” schedule will be in place. It features more bus service than on weekends, but less than normal weekdays. Many routes that will not run on Thanksgiving will be in operation on Friday – but with fewer trips than a regular weekday. Both the printed and online bus schedules indicate whether each trip on each individual Metro route will operate on a partial holiday. Look for the “H” symbol next to individual trip times to see if a specific trip is cancelled on Nov. 28.

The easiest way to find out which routes are affected is to check this list.

Also note:

Metro is using the new partial holiday schedule on Nov. 28 because it’s more cost effective, since traditionally ridership on the day after Thanksgiving is about 40 percent lower than a normal weekday. Metro also plans to operate with this partial holiday schedule on Dec. 26, Jan. 2, Jan. 19 and Feb. 18.

Limited bus service on my favorite holiday? At least this year I’ll be ready.