Transportation

UPDATE - As of March 26, 2020:
Metro Transit is making substantial COVID-19 related changes to fixed-route and commuter express routes in Washington County, and to light rail across the region.  
Summary of changes:  
  • Route 70: Saint Paul- Maplewood: Will continue using its weekday services schedule 
  • Route 74: 46th Street- Sunray: Will move to a Saturday schedule
  • Route 219: Maplewood-Century Avenue-Hadley Avenue-Sunray: Will move to a Saturday schedule
  • Route 270: Mahtomedi-Maplewood-Minneapolis:  Services will be reduced. Click HERE for additional details
  • Route 275: Forest Lake-Running Aces-St. Paul: No services will be offered 
  • Route 288: Forest Lake- Minneapolis: No services will be offered 
  • Route 350: Sunray-McKnight Street-St. Paul: No services will be offered
  • Routes 351/353/355: Woodbury Commuter Express routes: Reduced services will only be offered on Route 353.  Go to Metro Transit for additional details
  • Routes 361/364/365: Newport-Cottage Grove Commuter Express Routes: Reduced services will only be offered on Route 361.  Go to Metro Transit for additional details   
  • Route 375: Oakdale-Minneapolis Commuter Express Route: No service will be offered  
Need more specific transit information?  
Contact Metro Transit Service Center at 612-373-3333 or text 612-444-1161

Metro Mobility
Metro Mobility continues to operate in Washington County: To limit exposure, Metro Mobility will transport only one passenger per ride, so drivers will take the passenger directly to his/her destination on both legs of the trip.

For those certified for Metro Mobility services: Contact the  Metro Mobility Service Center  at 651-602-1111, Monday-Friday,  7:00-4:00 PM and Saturday-Sunday, 7:00-6:00PM. Trips must be requested 1 to 4 calendar days in advance.         

Metro Mobility Will Deliver Groceries, Pet Food, and Food Shelf Deliveries at No Cost to Certified Metro Mobility Customers:  
To use this service:
  1. The certified passenger places and pays for his/her order with the store using the store’s online app or through a third-party provider (e.g., InstaCart). Metro Mobility’s four-bag limit still applies. 
  2. The passenger notifies the store that Metro Mobility will be picking up his/her groceries. Once the transaction is complete, the passenger should record the order number, if provided, and the time that the order should be ready. No order number?  The passenger can use his/her name.  
  3. The passenger contacts his/her Metro Mobility Service provider to arrange for the delivery at the time that the order is scheduled to be ready. The delivery can be scheduled for the same day or up to four calendar days in advance. 
  4. If an order number is provided, please be prepared to provide. If not, please confirm that the customer name on file is correct and that the order was placed in the customer’s name.  
Metro Mobility will deliver the groceries within 60 minutes of the scheduled pick-up time.  Drivers will verify the passenger’s photo ID at drop-off.  

Metro Mobility will pick up orders from pet stores and from food shelves.  Metro Mobility will not pick up prescriptions.  

Contact the Metro Mobility Service Center with questions:  651-602-1111
COVID-19 Service hours: 
Monday- Friday:  7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday:  7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Transit Link continues to operate in Washington County: To limit exposure, Transit Link is transporting only one passenger per ride, so drivers will take the passenger directly to his/her destination on both legs of the trip.

For those who live more than ½ mile from a fixed-route bus stop and are eligible for Transit Link: Contact Transit Link at  651-602-5465, Monday-Friday 7:30–3:30PM. Trips must be requested 1 to 4 business days in advance.             

Transit Link Will Deliver Groceries, Pet Supplies, and Household Items At No Cost to Existing Transit Link customers.  


To use this service:
  1. Existing Transit Link passengers place and pay for their orders with the store (using an app) or through a third-party service (e.g., Instacart). The current four-bag limit per passenger per trip applies.  
  2. The passenger notifies the store that Transit Link will be picking up their order.  Once the transaction is complete,  the passenger records the order number and the time that the order should be ready. If no order number is generated, Transit Link can still pick up the order by the customer’s name.   
  3. The passenger contacts Transit Link to arrange for the delivery at the time that the order is scheduled to be ready. Transit Link is open, Monday – Friday between 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and reservations can be made by calling 651 602 5465. Deliveries can be scheduled for the same day or up to 4 business days in advance. 
  4. If the passenger has an order number, please be prepared to provide it to Transit Link.  No order number? Just confirm with Transit Link that the customer’s name on file is correct and that the order was placed in his/her name.  
  5. A Transit Link driver will deliver the groceries within 60 minutes of the scheduled pick-up time. Drivers will verify the passenger’s photo ID at drop-off.  
Transit Link will pick up and deliver from food shelves. Transit Link will pick up and deliver orders from pet stores. Transit Link will not deliver prescriptions.  

Community Circulators in Stillwater-Oak Park Heights and Cottage Grove are operating: DARTS will provide on-demand rides to passengers in Stillwater-Oak Park Heights on Mondays and in Cottage Grove on Tuesdays. Instead of scheduled stops, passengers must call to schedule a pick-up at/from his/her door. Only one passenger will be transported per ride, so drivers will take the passenger directly to their destination and return at a set time. Trips must be requested at least, 24 hours in advance. Call DARTS dispatchers between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 651-455-1560 to schedule a ride. 

Community Circulators in Forest Lake and Mahtomedi are not operating.  

Community Thread’s Volunteer Transportation Program
is currently operating:  The Volunteer Transportation Program provides door-to-door services for older adults and others who are residents of the Stillwater Area School District who are unable to drive to medical appointments that may be in or outside of the school district.  Passengers must be able to walk without assistance.  Community Thread Volunteer Drivers use their own vehicles to transport passengers, Monday-Friday, between 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

A pre-screening for passengers is required. Contact Cathy Dyball to start the pre-screening process at 651-439-7434 or Cathy@communitythreadmn.org  

Once approved, passengers should request their trips as soon as possible by contacting Community Thread’s Transportation Program Office at 651-439-7434, Monday-Friday between 9 a.m.–1 p.m.