Minnesota Department of Transportation

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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 (PDF) 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/index.html

MnDOT District 4 Transit

Public transit is available in all 12 of MnDOT District 4’s counties.

Current Initiatives

  • Becker County Transit and Wadena County Friendly Rider Transit plan to merge services in 2016.
  • Transit Alternatives will explore the possibility of expanding service in rural areas of Wilkin County.

Transit Systems in Congressional District 7

System Name Service Area Fleet Size 2013 Ridership
Becker County Transit Becker County; city of Detroit Lakes 5 buses 37,175
Benson Heartland Express Benson 3 buses 47,496

Moorhead MAT:

Regular Route
Dilworth and Moorhead 10 buses 452,618

Moorhead MAT:

Dilworth and Moorhead 5 buses 18,813
Morris Transit Morris 6 buses 59,327
Rainbow Rider Transit Douglas, Grant, Pope, Stevens, Todd, and Traverse Counties 35 buses 168,904
Transit Alternatives Clay, Otter Tail, and Wilkin Counties 23 buses 134,544
White Earth Public Transit Becker, Clearwater, and Mahnomen Counties 10 buses *

*Service began November 18, 2013; 2013 ridership is included in 2014 data.