Transportation

Update as of April 15, 2020Metro Council will provide contact-free groceries and household essential delivery at no cost to any resident of Washington County. 

To participate, place and pay for your order. (A four-bag limit applies.) When prompted, select the pick-up option. Choose an available pick-up slot that occurs Monday- Friday between 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Note your order number and the date/time of your selected pick-up time.  

Contact Transit Link at 651-602-5465, Monday-Friday, between 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. to arrange for your delivery. Because of the limited number of pick-up slots, you can arrange for your delivery up to 4 days in advance or on the same day. 

Be prepared to provide: Your name; Name and address of the store where your order is being prepared; Your order number; Day and date your order is scheduled to be ready; Address where you want the order delivered

To protect you and the driver, all deliveries are no-contact. Drivers are not allowed to enter apartment buildings or senior living facilities to deliver groceries. Your groceries will be delivered to the exterior door of your apartment building or senior living facility within 60-minutes of the scheduled pick-up time.

For more information, click HERE.

Free Door-to-Door Transportation for Essential Health Workers now available 24 hour a day, 7 day a week across the metro region.

Effective April 13, the Metropolitan Council announced that its Metro Mobility contracted providers will provide free, door-to-door trips, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for healthcare facility staff. Trips will be provided from home to work and work to home anywhere within the seven-county Metro region, including Washington County.

This initiative recognizes that doctors, nurses, home health aides, clinic staff, janitorial staff, and all other healthcare support staff continue to put their lives on the line to bring Minnesotans through the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Scheduling trips-To schedule a ride, healthcare workers should call 651-602-1120In lieu of payment, workers will need to show their healthcare facility employee identification badge to their driver.

Healthcare workers can schedule a ride up to four days in advance, although the Met Council accommodate same day requests whenever possible. As service demands allow, the goal is that each bus will arrive within 20 minutes of the agreed-upon pick-up time.  Changes or cancellations of requested reservations should be made at 651-602-1120 at least one hour in advance of the scheduled pick-up.

Essential healthcare workers can also be assured Metro Mobility is doing all it can to make sure they are protected. The Metropolitan Council’s contracted providers will follow state guidelines for physical distancing and will only transport as many customers as is safe for the vehicle. Drivers are taking extra time to wipe down interior touch points with disinfectant after each passenger trip with vehicle sanitation completed daily.

Transportation options that are currently available in Washington County

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 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Trips must be requested 1 to 4 calendar days in advance.         

Transit Link
Metro Mobility 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 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Trips must be requested 1 to 4 business days in advance.             

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

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.

Private Transportation Options - Below are private transportation options operating in Washington County. Inclusion in this listing is not intended as nor does it confer any specific recommendation for services on behalf of Washington County.

Lyft continues to operate in Washington County. The Lyft app may be found and downloaded to a Smartphone. Click HERE to get an estimate of your fare. Lyft drivers use their own cars to provide trips. Some vehicles will not be ADA-accessible.  

Yellow Cab currently continues to operate in Washington County 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To make reservations for a trip, call 651-222-4433. Yellow Cab has a limited number of ADA-accessible vehicles, so customers should request an accessible vehicle when making their reservations.  

Uber continues to operate in Washington County. Download the app on a Smartphone and create a customer account with a credit/debit card. Click HERE to get an estimate of your fare. Uber drivers use their own cars to provide trips. Some vehicles will not be ADA-accessible.