Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Congressional Transportation Status Report



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 6 Transit

Transit Systems in Congressional District 1

System Name Service Area Fleet Size 2013 Ridership
La Crescent Apple Express (MTU) La Crescent, MN and La Crosse, WI

1 bus


Rochester Public Transit: Regular Route

Rochester 45 buses 1,713,801
Rochester Public Transit: Dial-a-Ride (ZIPS) Rochester 6 buses 39,288
Rolling Hills Transit Dodge, Fillmore, Houston, and Winona Counties; cities of Blooming Prairie and Stewartville 10 buses 61,298
Southern Minnesota Area Rural Transit (SMART) Austin, Mower, and Steele Counties; cities of Albert Lea and Owatonna 18 buses 172,519

Winona Transit Service

Goodview, Winona 7 buses 265,641

Transit Systems in Congressional Districts 1 and 2

System Name Service Area Fleet Size 2013 Ridership
Three Rivers Hiawathaland Transit Goodhue, Rice, and Wabasha Counties 19 buses 244,730