Other Regional Transit Providers

Along with the services provided through the Metropolitan Council, several other providers operate transit service in the region. Small transit services or individual routes are occasionally operated by other local communities as unique or demonstration services. The size, geographic service area, and service types of these providers vary, but the Metropolitan Council works with each provider to ensure the transit system is integrated in addressing the region’s needs. 

MVTA

Minnesota Valley Transit Authority

Public transportation agency for seven suburbs located about 15 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul: Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, and Rosemount in Dakota County, Savage, Prior Lake and Shakopee in Scott County.

SouthWest Transit

SouthWest Transit

The public transit agency for Chaska, Chanhassen, Eden Prairie, and Carver. SouthWest Transit offers service to and from Downtown Minneapolis, the University of Minnesota, Normandale Community College and Best Buy Headquarters. In addition to the regular route service, SouthWest Transit also offers a number of seasonal services, including State Fair, Twins Express, Vikings Express, Gophers Express, select concerts, and more.

Maple Grove Transit

Maple Grove Transit

The City of Maple Grove operates the Maple Grove Transit system offering the Express and My Ride services.

Plymouth Metrolink

Plymouth Metrolink

Operated by the City of Plymouth, Metrolink provides express commuter routes to and from downtown Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota, as well as Dial-A-Ride, an on-demand shuttle service for trips within the city.

University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota

Provides regular-route bus service around and between the Minneapolis and Saint Paul campuses.