TRUE Transit provides rides to people of all ages between the cities of Mankato, North Mankato, St. Peter and Le Sueur – each of which is served by a city transit system – and throughout the rural areas of Blue Earth, Le Sueur, and Nicollet Counties. At the request of the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and Blue Earth, Le Sueur, and Nicollet Counties, VINE Faith in Action in 2016 created a public transit system to serve people of all ages living in these unserved rural areas. The system, named TRUE Transit for “Town, Rural, Urban Express,” was launched in January 2017 using volunteer drivers and one small bus. Additional buses were added late in 2017 as the system began full operations.
Passenger fares on scheduled routes (slight deviation allowed) are just $3.00.
Rides that don’t follow the scheduled routes are charged at the following rate. These fares, which represent the cost of a one-way ride, are highly subsidized by MnDOT and county governments:
0 – 10 miles = $6.00
11 – 20 miles = $7.00
21 – 30 miles = $8.00
31 – 40 miles = $9.00
41+ miles = $10.00
If you would like to schedule a ride, or for more information, please call (507) 388-8783 or 800-560-1575.
TRUE Transit is partially funded by the following organizations: