The Minnesota Council on Disability shares the following message from our partners at Metro Transit:
Starting July 1, 2023, through Dec. 31, 2024, any Metro Mobility certified rider can ride regular route transit for free on any of the following services.
- Metro Transit
- Bus rapid transit
- Light rail
- Commuter rail
- Minnesota Valley Transit Authority
- SouthWest Transit
- Maple Grove Transit
- Plymouth Metrolink
You will continue to pay for Metro Mobility rides as outlined on the Metro Mobility web page. The free fare pilot does not apply to any on-demand service including, Transit Link, Metro Transit micro, Maple Grove My Ride, MVTA Connect, Plymouth Click-and-Ride, or SW Prime.
How to Ride
- When entering a bus, simply show your Metro Mobility ID card, or government issued ID card with A endorsement, to the bus operator and take your seat.
- Do not tap your Metro Mobility ID card on the Go-To Card reader when you board a bus or are at a METRO or Northstar ticket machine.
- On METRO lines, be prepared to show your Metro Mobility ID card, or government issued ID card with A endorsement, as proof of payment if asked.
- If you are transferring to another bus, you will need to show your ID card again.
- If you are transferring to a Metro Mobility bus, you will still need to pay your regular fare on the Metro Mobility bus.
If you have a question or comment about this program, please visit the Free Fare Route page on Metro Transit’s website or contact:
- Metro Mobility service center Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 651-602-1111, TTY 651-221-9886, or email@example.com.
- Metro Transit customer service 612-373-3333 or through the comment form.
Bus & Rail Trip Planner
As an alternative to Metro Mobility, you can plan trips via fixed-route bus or train using Metro Transit’s interactive Trip Planner tool.
This tool provides options to specify less walking or display only routes which provide wheelchair access.