Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 169 Mankato-Twin Cities Intercity Bus Study

Blue Earth County, Nicollet County, Le Sueur County, Scott County, Sibley County (Task 2 of the Hwy 169 mobility study)

Study Complete

The Minnesota Department of Transportation, Scott County, and the Metropolitan Council completed a Highway 169 Mobility Study to identify specific opportunities for transportation improvements along the corridor. The purpose of the study was to identify potential Highway 169 intercity service travel markets, needs and opportunities and develop intercity bus service options, including short and long term recommendations.

Actions taken from study findings

  • Mankato to Minneapolis
    By Land to Air Express provides service with 5311f programmed funds ($405k fed and $405k state)

  • Land To Air Express offers daily bus service connecting communities along Highway 169. Twice daily trips connect Mankato and Minneapolis w/ stops in: St. Peter, Le Sueur, Belle Plaine, Jordan & Shakopee.
  • A Transit Advisory Committee was established to continue the discussion on expanding service.