The Community Circulators are bus loop services that help Washington County residents get to vital community amenities in their area. Stops may include: banks, grocery stores, clinics/hospitals, restaurants and retail businesses. In most cases, on demand stops within a short distance of the regular route can be requested.
These services run with limited days and hours and pick-up/drop-off curb-to-curb for rider convenience. There are no eligibility requirements and all vehicles are ADA accessible.
White Bear Lake – Vadnais Heights – Mahtomedi South Loop
White Bear Lake – Vadnais Heights -Mahtomedi North Loop
Community Thread Connector Loop in Stillwater and Oak Park Heights
Listed below are some private transportation options operating in Washington County. Inclusion in this listing is not intended nor does it confer any specific recommendations for services on behalf of Washington County.
Lyft: Lyft drivers use their own cars to provide trips. Some vehicles will not be ADA-accessible. Passengers can use a Smartphone app to request and pay for services. Passengers may also request a ride from Lyft without the app.
Uber: Uber drivers use their own cars to provide trips. Some vehicles will not be ADA-accessible. Passengers can use a Smartphone app to request and pay for services. Passengers may also request a ride from Uber without the app.
Community Thread, a local nonprofit, connects older adults and individuals with disabilities to volunteers willing to provide transportation within certain guidelines. To assist individuals who may not meet guidelines for their services, Community Thread manages and updates a Transportation Resources listing that may be found here.
Metro Vanpool is a regional program, subsidized by the Metropolitan Council, to help meet the commuting needs of commuters who reside or work in the seven-county metropolitan area. Vanpools have five to 15 people sharing the ride to and from work an average of three or more days a week.