Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Transit in Minnesota


As you can imagine, we are receiving many questions from around the state related to COVID 19 Pandemic and transit operations.  We are providing our answers from questions you’ve asked in a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) format on this website.  Understanding that this is a quickly evolving situation, we will endeavor to maintain an updated FAQ document posted here on OTAT’s website. Please continue to update us and provide your questions to your Transit System Manager.

The COVID 19 Pandemic is introducing unprecedented challenges.  Times like this help us to really appreciate the integral role that you all play in supporting the health and security of your local communities. 

USDOT’s Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy & Compliance

This guidance document available on the USDOT’s Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy & Compliance website provides clarity to USDOT-regulated employers, employees, and service agents on conducting DOT drug-and-alcohol testing given concerns about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

DOT Guidance on Compliance with DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulations (March 23, 2020)


Tools for riders, transit providers and more

Rochester Public Transit

Transit provides alternatives to driving alone and allows people to reduce their energy consumption, live independently and participate fully in Minnesota's communities and economy.

Transit riders

Transit programs

  • Greater Minnesota transit programs and resources for transit providers, including transit grants, Rural Transit Assistance Program training, drug and alcohol oversight program, and more.

Transit plans

Equal opportunity

MnDOT is committed to providing equal opportunity to all persons and prohibiting discrimination based on protected group status.
See our Title VI policy and program