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Sioux Area Metro


Sioux Area Metro

Sioux Area Metro
Headquarters 500 E. Sixth St.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Service area Urban area
Service type Bus service
Tourist trolley
Routes 16
Fleet 29 Buses (Fixed Route)
22 Buses (Paratransit)
2 Buses (Trolley)
Operator First Transit
Website Sioux Area Metro

Sioux Area Metro, also referred to as SAM, is the local governmental transit agency in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and the largest operator of public transportation in the state. They provide multiple scheduled fixed routes, school routes, a downtown trolley and paratransit services. Although the bus fleet is owned by the city the system is currently managed by First Transit and operated under Sioux Area Metro.


Transit Offices and Garage

Address: 500 E. Sixth St.[1]
Coordinates: 43°33′05.7″N 96°43′13.5″W / 43.551583°N 96.720417°W / 43.551583; -96.720417

Facilities: Head office, bus storage and maintenance

The Bus Stop

Address: 120 E. 11th St.
Coordinates: 43°32′41.4″N 96°43′31.4″W / 43.544833°N 96.725389°W / 43.544833; -96.725389

Facilities: Downtown bus terminal

Southwest Transfer Facility

Address: 4409 S. Louise Ave.
Coordinates: 43°30′17″N 96°46′17″W / 43.50472°N 96.77139°W / 43.50472; -96.77139

Facilities: Mall area bus terminal

Fixed routes

Effective August 1, 2011[2]

No. Destinations Notes
1 South Kiwanis Avenue/VA Medical Center[3]
2 South Western Avenue/Sanford USD Medical Center[4]
3 The Bus Stop (TBS)/Southwest Center (SWC)[5]
4 E 10th Street/E 12th Street[6]
5 South Phillips Avenue/Avera McKennan Hospital[7]
6 North Prairie Avenue[8]
7 N. Cleveland Ave./E. 6th Street/Arrowhead Parkway[9]
8 North Industrial[10] Weekday Only
9 South Sycamore/E. 26th Street[11]
10 Hayward/West Side[12]
11 SW Sioux Falls/Shopping District[13]
19 Southeast Technical Institute (STI) and University Center[14] Weekday Only
21 Lincoln High School[15] School service
23 Washington High School[16] School service
24 Roosevelt High School[17] School service
25 Roosevelt High School[18] School service
Trolley Downtown to the Falls Tourist trolley/Seasonal

Evening Bus Service

Passengers can also book evening bus rides with a pickup time anywhere from 8PM to 10PM Monday through Friday by either calling the office or by booking online.[19]


Sioux Falls Paratransit is an extension to the city's fixed-route system, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to use it. Each paratransit bus is equipped with a wheelchair lift. All passengers must be certified by guidelines established by the Americans with Disabilities Act,[20] and be registered with Sioux Area Metro after qualifying. Passengers must schedule Paratransit trips, either online or by calling their local office.[21][22]


Gillig Phantom
Gillig Low Floor


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