Sioux Area Metro | Public Transportation

Service update: 11/12/2020

Effective Thursday, Nov. 12, Sioux Area Metro will need to temporarily reduce service due to staffing issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  SAM operations will continue with COVID-19 procedures and passengers are required to wear masks or face protection according to CDC guidelines.   

COVID-19 Route Updates and Procedures

Sioux Area Metro, also referred to as SAM, provides bus and paratransit services in Sioux Falls.

Building Innovation Capacity

Discover how the Office of Innovation partnered with Planning and Development services to use Innovation Teams to tackle transit and spread innovation in Sioux Falls.

Building Innovation Capacity Report

Vets Ride Free

Beginning Monday, September 14, 2015 veterans can ride any Sioux Area Metro Fixed Route bus for free.  Proper identification is required which include one of the following: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Identification Card or a South Dakota state issued Operator License or Identification Card with “VETERAN” identified on the front of the license or ID card.

More Information and ID Card Examples

Transit Development Plan

The Transit Development Plan contains public transit strategies, includes a 10-year financial strategy, provides an implementation plan for new or modified transit routes, and reviews the demand for public transportation in the City. A link to the plan can be found here under Development Plan.  

Public Transit Advisory Board

Transit's New Flash Card

Reloadable Flash Cards are now available!

Read more about it.

Transit's New Flash Card

Sioux Area Metro Travel Training

What is Bus Travel Training?

It is classroom training for people who want to learn to travel independently using the regular bus system. One-on-one training is also available. Download the guide below for more information on session topics and contact number.

Bus Travel Training Information

The mission of Sioux Area Metro is to have a positive social and economic impact on the community by providing a safe and reliable transportation option for all citizens.

Boards and Commissions

Careers

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Public Meeting Recordings

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November 12, 2020
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November 9, 2020
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