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at grandsonWe have two types of transportation services: Scheduled and Dial-A-Ride.

Scheduled services are the stops that our buses make each hour or each day of the week. If you click on the county and then city, all of our scheduled stops will be displayed.

Hourly scheduled services are like any other public bus service. If you are at a listed stop at the scheduled time, our bus will be there to pick you up.

Weekly scheduled services require a reservation. Please call our dispatch at 1-800-862-0175 between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Dial-A-Ride is like a taxi service, but more affordable. If you click on the county and then the city, our Dial-A-Ride service within the selected city will be displayed. To use Dial-A-Ride, please call our dispatch at 1-800-862-0175.

Our dispatcher will ask:

  • Who you are
  • Where you are
  • Where you need to go
  • When you need to get there
  • If you want a return trip

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(Operated separately from Arrowhead Transit’s bus service)

Rural Rides is a work-related transportation program in Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis counties.

If you live in one of these counties and need assistance with rides for work, training or other job-related situations, a Rural Rides transportation advocate may be able to assist you with:

  • Bus tickets and passes
  • Information on bus routes and schedules
  • Temporary support for car pool or ride-share expenses
  • Temporary volunteer driver
  • Temporary cab vouchers
  • An innovative and personalized transportation plan
  • Budgeting for transportation
  • Identifying other community resources available to you

To learn more about Rural Rides, please contact the transportation advocate in your county:

Aitkin County Transportation Advocate – Luke Christensen
Aitkin Workforce Center
20 3rd Street NE
Aitkin, MN 56431
218-735-6124 Office
218-360-9896 Cell
luke.christensen.@Rural Rides

Carlton, Cook, & Lake Counties Transportation Advocate – Amy Ninteman
Cloquet Workforce Center
14 N 11th Street, Suite 140
Cloquet, MN 55720
218-878-5005 Cloquet Office
218-623-3037 Two Harbors Office
218-730-7717 Cell

Itasca County Transportation Advocate – Diane Gilmore
Grand Rapids Workforce Center
1215 Southeast 2nd Avenue
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
218-327-6757 Office

Koochiching County Transportation Advocate – Beth Slatinski
International Falls Workforce Center
1501 Hwy 71, Room SC128
International Falls, MN 56649
218-285-3654 Office

East St. Louis County Transportation Advocate – Anna Palo
AEOA – Virginia Workforce Center
820 9th Street North
Virginia, MN 55792
218-735-6849 Office

West St. Louis County Transportation Advocate – Randy Hokkanen
Hibbing Workforce Center
3920 13th Avenue East
Hibbing, MN 55746