Hiawathaland Transit

In response to COVID-19 Hiawathaland Transit is making temporary service adjustments.

Starting Monday March 30, all regular routes in Faribault, Northfield and Red Wing will be suspended, and public transit will be provided through Dial-A-Ride only. The hours of service will be as follows:

Faribault – Monday – Friday 6am – 6pm / Saturday 12pm – 5pm

Northfield - Monday – Friday 6am – 9pm / Saturday 7am – 5pm

Red Wing - Monday – Friday 4:30am –9pm / Saturday & Sunday 7am – 5pm

Riders wishing to access Hiawathaland public transit services must call dispatch at 866-623-7505 x1 to schedule their ride with one of our dispatch team members.  Riders can schedule up to 6 days in advance or on the same day.  Fares will be $1.25 per ride, and monthly route passes will be honored during this time.

We anticipate this change to last two weeks, with regular route service resuming on Monday, April 13.

In collaboration with the CDC and State of Minnesota’s efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, we are asking any passenger with symptoms to please stay home. 

We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to helping you with your transportation needs.

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Schedule Your Ride!

To schedule a ride, call our dispatch center between the hours of:
Monday - Friday: 4:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
 

Hiawathaland Transit is operated by Three Rivers, and is available to everyone for any reason. People of all ages ride our buses to go places like school, work, the grocery store, doctor's office, pharmacy, or library. Our buses can transport anyone anywhere within city limits!  Contact Hiawathaland Transit for more information about specific services.

In some cities, Hiawathaland Transit has established routes that serve the majority of the city limits.  Riders may get on the route(s) at their own discretion; pre-scheduled route deviations are also available.  In other communities, A Dial-A-Ride bus is available (please note: in cities where both route and Dial-A-Ride exist, some eligibility restrictions do apply to the Dial-A-Ride service).  Please see below for more information about what is available in your area:

Service Areas & Hours of Operation (Español)

Cannon Falls/Randolph Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Faribault
Routes:
Monday - Friday, 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dial-A-Ride:
Monday - Friday, 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday, 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Faribault - Northfield Connect
Route:
Monday - Friday: 6:45am - 5:15pm
Kenyon / Wanamingo Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Lake City / Frontenac
Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Lonsdale  Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Northfield
Routes:
Monday - Friday, 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dial-A-Ride:
Monday - Friday, 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday, 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Express Route:
Monday – Friday, 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday, 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

 

 

Pine Island Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Plainview / Elgin Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Red Wing
Routes:
Monday - Friday, 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dial-A-Ride:
Monday - Friday, 4:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday, 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wabasha / Kellogg

Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Zumbrota / Mazeppa Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
We operate on a first come, first served basis.  Please make reservations 24 hours in advance if possible. We can take requests for rides up to six days in advance.
Schedules are subject to change.  Traffic and weather conditions may delay buses.

Fares

Route: One-way ride- $1.25
Dial-A-Ride: One-way ride- $1.75
EXACT FARES ONLY!  DRIVERS DO NOT MAKE CHANGE.

Passes and Tokens

Dial-A-Ride Tokens: $1.75 each
Route Tokens: $1.25 each
Faribault-Northfield Connect Tokens: $3.50 each
Monthly Student Pass (Routes Only): $10.00 to and from school only (under 18)
Monthly Pass (Routes Only): $31 (youth/seniors 55+) and $38 (all other adults)
Children 2 and under ride free with paying adult.  Maximum 1 free child per paying adult.

Additional Information

  • Each bus is handicap accessible.
  • Assistants accompanying a person with disabilities ride FREE.
  • Drivers do not assist individuals into homes, apartment buildings, or businesses.
  • Tokens are encouraged. Drivers DO NOT make change.
  • Passengers are required to pay their fare BEFORE their ride and will be charged for any no-call no-shows.
  • Buses DO NOT enter trailer/mobile parks, apartment complexes, or other multi-use/multi-family dwellings.
  • No food, beverages, or smoking on the bus.
  • Due to the space and safety concerns there is a 2 BAG LIMIT on all buses.
  • 24 hour advance notice is encouraged for any ride needing the use of the lift as space is limited.
Hiawathaland Transit has established routes that serves the majority of the city limits. 
Riders may get on the route at their own discretion. Eligibility restrictions do apply to the Dial-A-Ride service.
There is NO service on the following Holidays

• New Years Day
• Easter
• Memorial Day
• July 4th
• Labor Day
• Thanksgiving (and Friday after)
• Christmas Eve Day closed at noon
• Christmas Day

Title VI Notification and Language Assistance Plan

Please see our Title VI Notification and our Language Assistance Plan.

Advertise On Our Buses!

Bus ads are an effective and cost-effective form of outdoor advertising.  For more information, please contact Houck Transit Advertising.

If you are interested in purchasing one of our used buses, please check out our page on GovDeals.  GovDeals provides services to various government agencies that allow them to sell surplus items via the Internet.  Each participating agency has its own auction rules and regulations and may be subject to government ordinances.