ST. CLOUD -- Starting next month, users of the Metro Bus Dial-A-Ride program will have to call and schedule rides before 5:00 p.m. on weekdays. It's a change from the current registration hours of 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The changes will go into effect May 6th and won't impact when the buses run. It will only impact the hours you can reserve your ride.

Metro Bus says the change in hours will allow them time to better maximize ride efficiency.