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Statewide Initiatives

Greater Minnesota Transit Plan

The Greater Minnesota Transit Plan defines the future vision for public transportation across Greater Minnesota and sets forth policies and strategies to meet that vision.

The Greater Minnesota Transit Investment Plan

The Greater Minnesota Transit Investment Plan, developed by MnDOT in 2011, sets priorities for transit investments in scenarios of both expanded and contracted future funding.

Minnesota Ride Link

Minnesota Ride Link provides veterans, military families, and others a single source for information about transportation options. The link is made by connecting to the MinnesotaHelp Network™ (the state’s existing one-call/one-click virtual information center). The Minnesota Ride Link project is sponsored by the Minnesota Departments of Veterans Affairs, Transportation, and Human Services and the Minnesota Board on Aging. Funding is provided through a Veterans Transportation and Community Living Initiative grant from the Federal Transportation Administration.

2014 Transit Report: A Guide to Minnesota's Public Transit Systems

The 2014 Transit Report was prepared by the Minnesota Department of Transportation with assistance from the Metropolitan Council. This report is a guide to Minnesota's public transportation network and resources.
Detailed information on public transit providers can be found at: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/transit/riders/

MnDOT District 1 Transit

All of District 1’s eight counties have county-wide transit systems. The cities of Duluth and Hibbing have city-operated transit systems. The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa operate public transit services. 

Current Initiatives

  • Duluth Transit Authority is leading the construction of a multi-modal transportation facility in downtown Duluth. The facility is scheduled for completion in late 2015 and will serve as a hub for transit, parking, bicycles and pedestrians.
  • Duluth Transit Authority will take delivery of six all-electric buses in 2016.

Transit systems in Congressional District 8

System Name Service Area Fleet Size 2013 Ridership
Arrowhead Transit Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, Pine, and St. Louis Counties 77 buses 511,350
Bois Forte Big Woods Transit (Direct Recipient of Federal Transit Administration Section 5311(c) funds)
Duluth Transit Authority: Regular Route Duluth, Hermantown, Proctor, and Superior, WI 63 buses 3,088,802
Duluth Transit Authority: STRIDE Duluth, Hermantown, and Superior, WI 9 buses 25,790
Fond du Lac Band Transit Carlton and St. Louis Counties 8 buses 7,293*
Hibbing Area Transit Hibbing 4 buses


*Fond du Lac Transit ridership is MnDOT’s portion of their total transit program from April 15-December 31, 2013.