Existing Transit Service

Meeting the transportation needs of Washington County residents requires a complete transportation system incorporating a variety of transportation modes. Affordable and convenient transit is an essential characteristic of urban and suburban communities. The growing demand and opportunity for convenient and reliable transit service is fueled not only by the aging of the county’s population, but also by its increasing growth and an increase in population density. Providing convenient, reliable, and robust transit service can play a vital role in supporting mobility, access, and economic development.

Local and Express Transit Service

The Metropolitan Council’s Metro Transit and Metropolitan Transportation Services (MTS) provide the fixed-route transit service in Washington County, including express, local, and reverse commute.

For information about transit services, including routes, fares, schedules, rider alerts, and system maps, visit the Metro Transit website at www.metrotransit.org or call 612-373-3333.

Demand Responsive Transit Service

Demand responsive transit service in Washington County is provided by the Metropolitan Council MTS and consists of complementary services that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and general public dial-a-ride services.
  • Metro Mobility
    Metro Mobility provides demand responsive service for certified riders with disabilities that prevent them from using the regular route system. Call Customer Services at 651-602-1111 (TTY 651-221-9886) between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday for details about the program.
  • Transit Link
    Transit Link is the Twin Cities dial-a-ride minibus or van service for the general public, where regular route transit service is not available. Transit Link serves all communities within Washington County. Call 651-602-LINK (5465) to reserve a ride.

Transit Facilities

  • Park-and-Ride Facilities
    Eight park-and-ride facilities within Washington County anchor the region's express bus service. The majority of these facilities are joint-use lots. The Forest Lake Transit Center and the Cottage Grove Park-and-Ride serve only transit purposes.
  • Park-and-Pool Facilities
    Park-and-pool facilities serve people who participate in an organized carpool activity; they are not served by regular-route transit. Park-and-Pool facilities are within Washington County along Highway 10 in Denmark Township, Highway 36 in Stillwater, and Interstate 94 in Lakeland.
Information on all of the park-and-ride and park-and-pool lots in the metro can be found on the Metro Transit website.