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Minnesota Ride Link

Linking veterans, military families and others to information on local transportation options

What is Ride Link?

Call. Connect. Ride. is the slogan for the MinnesotaHelp Network for Transportation.

The goal of Minnesota Ride Link is to provide quick and easy information about transportation services by linking veterans, military families, and others to a single source of information for trips in their local area (e.g. trips for employment, medical, recreation, and shopping). The link is made by connecting to the MinnesotaHelp Network™ (the state’s existing one-call/one-click virtual information center).

MinnesotaHelp Network™ is a network of call centers and a website, www.MinnesotaHelp.info, which provides information and referrals on a variety of topics including transportation. Call centers include the Veterans Linkage Line, the Senior LinkAge Line, and the Disability Linkage Line. Minnesota Ride Link expands options for finding transportation information by adding veteran service organizations and transportation providers to the Network.

Agencies partnering with the Network can route and transfer calls, chat, conference, and send secure email in real-time so that clients can get the information they need to schedule a ride. In addition, www.MinnesotaHelp.info can help partner agencies and the public find transportation information via the web.

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 grant from the Federal Transit Administration.

Project Implementation

Partner agencies continue to be added to the MinnesotaHelp Network™. Eligible agencies include:

  • County Veterans Service Offices
  • Public and non-profit transportation providers
  • Inter-city bus providers
  • Veteran Affairs hospitals, homes, clinics and other veteran service organizations