Sioux Area Metro | Public Transportation
Sioux Area Metro, also referred to as SAM, provides bus and paratransit services in Sioux Falls.
COVID-19 Service update
Beginning on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, Sioux Area Metro will bring back some transit services that were reduced or suspended due to COVID-19. Routes 1, 2, 5, 9, 11, and 19 will resume operations and run each hour. Sioux Area Metro will then provide the following reduced services during the COVID-19 pandemic:
- All fixed routes will run hourly each weekday.
- Fixed routes will begin service at 5:45 a.m. each weekday.
- The last route departure time shall be at 6:45 p.m. (no evening service).
- Saturday service will operate pursuant to the normal schedule for both fixed routes and paratransit.
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.
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.
Transit's New Flash Card
Reloadable Flash Cards are now available!
Read more about it.
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.
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.