Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Passenger Carriers in Minnesota


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News and Notices

2014 construction program announced

Rice St. entrance closed

  • Construction of a new parking ramp, Ramp F, is scheduled to begin Monday, Feb. 24 at Central Office (St. Paul). As a result, the Rice Street entrance to the Transportation Building will be closed for the duration of the project.


  • If you are a for-hire driver who carriers 8 to 15 passengers including yourself, annual inspections are required by a MnDOT investigator.
  • Drivers of motor carriers of passengers must pass a criminal background check, as required under Minnesota Statutes § 221.178; 299C.67.
  • Small vehicle passenger service is provided by a person engaged in the for-hire transportation of passengers, in a vehicle designed to transport 7 or fewer persons including the driver. Small vehicle passenger service is regulated by the cities in which they operate and the Metropolitan Council.