Serving Minnesota’s Arrowhead Region

Koochiching Itasca Aitkin Carlton St Louis Lake Cook Pine

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The Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA) intends to apply for the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s (MNDOT) Greater Minnesota Regional Transportation Coordinating Councils Phase 1 Organizational Planning Grant.

MNDOT is seeking applicants to develop a structure for Regional Transportation Coordinating Councils (RTCC) to coordinate transportation services between the wide range of organizations engaging with transportation for Minnesota citizens. MN DOT explains RTCC at their website They state, “Coordination between transportation providers, service agents, and the private sector is a goal to fill transportation gaps, streamline access to transportation and provide individuals more options of where and when to travel.”

During the planning phase, AEOA will be contracting with the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC) to engage stakeholders and develop structure for a RTCC serving the eight counties of Northeast Minnesota: Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, Pine, and St. Louis. We are seeking your partnership in the planning process and commitment to engage with the work of the RTCC, once established.

Please indicate your interest in participation or support by completing the RTCC survey at: by February 1, 2018. In addition, we will be hosting a stakeholder conversation on Friday, February 16, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at AEOA’s main office at 702 3rd Avenue South, Virginia, Minnesota. An online webinar link will also be shared with stakeholders in case you prefer to attend electronically.

Further information on AEOA’s intent can be accessed at:

Any questions related to the application or planning process can be directed to

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You can now schedule your rides on Arrowhead Transit up to 30 days in advance. Think work schedule and doctors’ appointments.

Take advantage of our two new guaranteed bus routes: North Shore to Duluth every Tuesday. I Falls to Bemidji every Wednesday. The price is right! From Grand Marais to Duluth, $20 for the round trip. Silver Bay to Duluth, $10 for the round trip. Or take the bus from Grand Marais to Silver Bay to the Vet’s Home, $10 round trip. From I Falls to Bemidji the round trip cost is $12.60.

You only need to make one call to schedule your pick-up time and your ride back. When you call dispatch for your ride, let them know when you want the bus to bring you back home. Or, schedule your rides in advance. Our dispatchers can now schedule your rides over two months in advance!

If you have had your 90th birthday, you are entitled to an unlimited free pass on any of the Arrowhead Transit buses. To get your pass, call me. My name is Larry Rodgers. I am the marketing coordinator at Arrowhead Transit. My phone number is 218-735-6815

From most cities in the eight counties of the Arrowhead, we provide bus service to Duluth and/or Brainerd one or more times a month. We also have many bus routes between cities in the Arrowhead. Check out our schedule by clicking on the county where you wish to travel. All buses are fully handicapped accessible and the seats are designed to safely secure car seats. Certified service dogs are welcome. Bicycles may be brought on the bus. ScheduledDial-A-Ride, and Rural Rides services provide flexible options for your travel needs. New to riding with Arrowhead Transit? Here’s what you need to know.