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.

2015 Transit Report: A Guide to Minnesota's Public Transit Systems

The 2015 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: mndot.gov/transit/riders/.

MnDOT District 7 Transit

Nine of District 7’s 13 counties have county-wide transit systems (two are multi-county systems with District 8). The cities of Mankato and North Mankato, and St. Peter and LeSueur have city systems. Nicollet, Blue Earth, Waseca and LeSueur counties have no county-wide public transit systems. Some of those transit needs are being met through service provided by VINE — Faith-in-Action of Mankato.

Transit Systems in Congressional District 1

System Name Service Area Fleet Size 2013 Ridership
Brown County Heartland Express Brown County; city of New Ulm 6 buses 52,764
Faribault County Prairie Express Faribault County 2 buses 9,575
Le Sueur Heartland Express Le Sueur 2 buses 25,685
Mankato-Greater Mankato Transit: Regular Route and Paratransit* Mankato, North Mankato 17 buses 673,980
Martin County Express Martin County 9 buses 56,476
Prairieland Transit Nobles County 2 buses 32,443
Rock County Heartland Express Rock County 3 buses 22,758
St. Peter Transit Kasota and St. Peter 3 buses 72,377
Watonwan Take Me There Watonwan County; surrounding cities in Blue Earth, Brown, Cottonwood, and Martin counties 5 buses 29,089

*Not reported separately in 2013