How to Ride

How do I get a ride?

The easiest way to get started is to call us at 218-998-3002 or 866-998-3002. Then you can tell one of our transit experts where you’re starting and where you want to go. You’ll get personalized trip information, including schedule times and fare information. Ask the representative where to wait for your bus.

How much does it cost and how do I pay?

As you get on the bus, put your fare in the fare box next to the driver. Fare boxes accept cash, checks, or tickets/vouchers. Riders are expected to have exact fare as Transit Alternatives drivers cannot make change or give credit for overpayment.

RatesRoutes

Note: All schedules are subject to change. Contact us for updated information and reservations.

What items can I bring on the bus?

The following items are allowed on the bus:
  • Strollers
  • Wheelchairs/Walkers
  • Suitcases
  • Bags from the grocery store

The following items are NOT allowed:
  • Pets (unless they are in carriers or classified as working animals which are allowed on a leash or harness)
  • Food – no open containers or packages
  • Beverages in uncovered containers
  • Alcohol – no open containers


Safety on and around the bus

Be alert around buses so everyone can arrive safely.  Here are some safety tips:
  • Never, ever run after or alongside a moving bus once it has left its stop. Play it safe and wait for the next one.
  • If you bike-n-ride, always approach the bike rack from the curb.
  • Never assume a bus driver sees you.  Lamp posts, newsstands, and double-parked vehicles can obscure the driver's view.  Also, it’s good to make yourself visible to an approaching bus, especially during dark mornings or evenings.  Signal your presence by wearing reflective clothing or carrying a small blinker light or flashlight.
  • Don’t cross the street in front of a bus unless it is stopped at a traffic light.  Use caution and look both ways when walking past the front of the bus to cross a lane of traffic.
  • Don’t cross the street between parked cars. When you walk between parked cars into traffic, you might not be visible to drivers.
  • Wait for your bus on the sidewalk away from the curb, and make sure the bus has completely stopped before approaching it.
  • Don’t let children play near buses; pushing and shoving can cause accidents. Please hold your child’s hand when a bus approaches.

Contact us for help.