Additional transit programs
This program is an initiative of the Metropolitan Council. The service area includes all communities within Hennepin County. However, to ensure Transit link service does not duplicate regular route service, each trip request will be evaluated for eligibility. To be eligible for Transit Link, the trip must not be possible by regular route transit.
Find more information for Transit Link in the resource directory.
The Metropolitan Council operates the Metro Mobility program, which is a bus service available to persons with disabilities. You must first be registered with Metro Mobility before you are eligible to use the service. The registration process includes a medical doctor's certification of the disability.
There are no restrictions on the trip's purpose or destination within the service area and service times. The service area and service times do vary throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The service cannot be used for emergency medical purposes.
For more information view Metro Mobility in the resource directory.
Metro Transit is one of the country's largest transit systems, providing roughly 95% of the 73 million bus trips taken annually in the Twin Cities. Each weekday customers board Metro Transit buses an average of 231,000 times.
Metro Transit operates 137 routes - 70 are local-service routes, 51 are express routes, and 16 contract service routes using a fleet of 913 buses. The majority of the company's fleet (790) are standard 40-foot buses while 115 are articulated ("accordion") buses, with 16 small buses, and two coach buses. All Metro Transit buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts or ramps.
Metro Transit also provides car and vanpooling services.
Find details for Metro Transit in the resource directory.
The City of Maple Grove has arrangements with Jefferson Lines to provide an "intercity" bus stop at the Maple Grove Transit Station located downtown at 12350 Main Street North. Jefferson Lines provides three daily westbound route stops in Maple Grove and three daily eastbound route stops.
Visit Jefferson Lines website for service details and to purchase an advance fare bus ticket. You must purchase a bus ticket through Jefferson Lines in advance of making your trip. Neither Maple Grove Transit nor the City of Maple Grove sells Jefferson Lines bus fare tickets.
Jefferson Lines is a Minneapolis-based company that provides service to 65 Minnesota communities directly and intercity bus service to 13 states, serving more than 170 communities nationwide.
Please note the Maple Grove Transit Station is an unstaffed location. The main lobby is only open from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday. However, the main stairwell/elevator lobby is open 24 hours 7 days a week. No overnight parking is allowed at any time from 2 to 4 a.m.
Discover more information for Jefferson Lines in the resource directory.