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Updated Dispatch Hours – Effective May 3, 2021

Scheduling hours for the dispatch center will change effective May 3, 2021. To schedule or adjust your ride, the Tri-CAP Dispatch Center will be open Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm.

 

COVID – 19 Health and Safety Precautions

Tri-CAP is monitoring and following COVID-19 safety guidance as we provide essential public transportation services. Following are the precautions we are taking on our buses:

  • Bus fares are suspended until January 4, 2021, at which time fares will resume
  • Masks are required for passengers and staff
  • Hand sanitizer will be available for use on the bus
  • Social distancing will be observed as possible
  • Plexiglass barriers are in place to provide protection between the driver and passengers

TRANSIT CONNECTION – PUBLIC TRANSIT BUS SERVICES

Buses operating in bus service in Benton, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Sherburne, and Stearns counties along with the cities of Albany, Sauk Centre, Melrose, St Joseph, Cold Spring, Paynesville, Little Falls, Big Lake, Elk River, Milaca and Princeton. The bus service is available to the general public with no age or income requirements, and all buses are handicapped accessible.

Bus reservations can be made up to two weeks in advance. Advance reservation bus fares, made 24+ hours in advance,  are $1.25 per boarding within communities and $3.00 per boarding for rural to community trips. Same day reservation fares are $2.00 per boarding within communities and $3.75 per boarding for rural to community trips. Schedules are subject to change without notice. View the Tri-CAP Transportation Service Policy for detailed information on service operations.

Bus schedules and service hours vary by service area. Schedule availability can change daily and is always dependent on how quickly time slots are filled by passengers in a given area.

Call for more info 888-765-5597 or 320-251-1612.

How to make a ride reservation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7CAQW03E5o&t=11s

DIAL-A-RIDE (DAR)

Curb-to-curb transit services available throughout our service area. All you have to do is call and schedule an appointment and we will take care of the rest. We are here to get you where you need to go.

Call for more info 888-765-5597 or 320-251-1612.

VOLUNTEER DRIVERS

Providing rides using their own private vehicles to the residents of Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, Mille Lacs, and Morrison counties. Passengers are assigned to volunteers by the Tri-CAP dispatch center and may be traveling to medical appointments or a variety of other destinations. Volunteer drivers are reimbursed at the Federal IRS rate and may also be eligible for some meal reimbursements. To quote one of our volunteers “It’s a good feeling being a volunteer driver.” Call for an application if you would like to help provide this vital community service.

Call for more info 888-765-5597 or 320-251-1612.

PERSONAL TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM

A Personal Transportation Program is available to qualified clients in Stearns, Benton, and Sherburne counties to purchase a vehicle from Tri-CAP. Click the “Learn More” button for additional program information, to access the vehicle donation form, and to see the vehicles currently available for sale.

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Transit System Five Year Plan

Five Year Transit System Plan

POLICY INFORMATION

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SERVICE POLICY Tri-CAP 1-1-19Service Policy - SomaliService Policy - Spanish
Title VI Procedure
Language Assistance PlanLanguage-Assistance-Plan SomaliLanguage Assistance Plan - Spanish
Riders GuideRiders Guide - SomaliRiders Guide - Spanish

Tri-CAP BUS

TriCAP map


Tri-CAP Transit Connection 2021 No-Service Days

(No Bus service or office staff available)

New Year’s Day
January 1

Martin Luther King Jr Day
January 18

Transportation In-Service
February 15

Memorial Day
May 31

Tri-CAP In-Service
June 24

Independence Day
July 5

Labor Day
September 6

Thanksgiving Day
November 25

Thanksgiving Friday
November 26

Christmas
December 24, 25 & 27

Announcements, Closures & Emergency Notices

FARES:

CITY  $1.25 One Way (or 1 City Token)

RURAL $3.00 One Way (or 1 Rural Token)
plus $1.25 for “In City” Stops or Boarding.

SAME DAY RESERVATION: $.75 additional per one way

NOTE: All schedules are subject to change. Call ahead for updated information and reservations.

 

Additional Resources

Foley C.A.R.E.

Helping Hands

Outreach to Elders

Seniors Wright at Home

R.O.S.E. Center Phone:(320) 243-4799

Horizon Health Faith in Action

Great River Area Faith in Action

Rural Stearns Faith in Action


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