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 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