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Congressional Transportation Status Report

District 8


MnDOT District 8 Transit

Public transit is available in 9 of the district’s 13 counties (two are multi-county systems with MnDOT 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.

The following links have more details including system characteristics (fleet and service types, hours of operation), system performance (ridership, operating expenditures) and 2015 system highlights.

Transit Systems in Congressional District 1

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 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 Minnesota Ride Link project is sponsored by the Minnesota Departments of Veterans Affairs, Transportation, and Human Services and the Minnesota Board on Aging.

2016 Transit Report: A Guide to Minnesota's Public Transit Systems 

The 2016 Transit Report was prepared by the Minnesota Department of Transportation with assistance from the Metropolitan Council and is a guide to Minnesota's public transportation network and resources.


Michael Johnson
Program Supervisor

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