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News and Notices

Drop-off, parking restrictions in effect at the University of Minnesota

Charter buses that are parking, stopping or circulating and limousines that are circulating at the University of Minnesota should be aware of certain restrictions. What to expect on campus (PDF)

MnDOT offers tips on renting limousines, party buses

When renting buses, limousines and other passenger vehicles, taking extra measures can help ensure safe travel. Learn more.


  • 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.