Phone 800-600-7498 / 320-202-7824

PUBLIC TRANSIT BUS SERVICES

The mission of Tri-CAP's Transit Connection and Volunteer Driver Program is to provide safe, dependable, affordable and courteous transportation services for the general public in rural Benton, Morrison and Stearns Counties.

The Transit Connection has buses operating in Rural Benton, Morrison and Stearns Counties five days per week. The bus service is available to the general public with no age or income requirements. All buses are handicapped accessible. Bus reservations can be made up to two weeks in advance. Bus fares are $1.25 per boarding within communities and $3.00 per boarding for rural to community trips. Schedules are subject to change without notice. View the Tri-CAP Transportation Service Policy for detailed information on service operations.

Bus schedules and service hours vary by service area. Schedule availability can change daily and is always dependent on how quickly time slots are filled by passengers in a given area. 

Benton and Stearns County Dial-a-Ride (DAR)

Operating Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Dial-A-Ride provides service within a 15 Mile radius of the Tri-CAP facilities at 1200 23rd Ave. S, Waite Park, outside of the St. Cloud Metro Bus area. Call up to two weeks in advance for reservations and bus availability.

Morrison County Dial-a-Ride (DAR)

Operating Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Dial-A-Ride provides service in Morrison County within a 10 Mile radius of the Morrison County Government Center.

**Reduced rates available for all areas if purchasing tokens in advance. Call for details.**

Benton, Morrison and Stearns Service Routes

Reservations are necessary for us to guarantee your seat on the bus. Call for fare information and reservations. For route information for cities not listed below, please refer to the appropriate county service listed above.

Click on the links below to view schedules in PDF format

Albany

Operating every Tuesday within the city limits of Albany from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm.  Call for reservations.  Fare is $1.25 or one city token per boarding.

Little Falls

Operating Monday thru Friday from 7:00 am to 4:45 pm, providing service within the city limits of Little Falls. Call for reservations. Fare is $1.25 or one city token per boarding.

Melrose

Operating Monday thru Friday from 7:30 am to 3:45 pm, providing service within the city limits of Melrose and to Sauk Centre. Call for reservations. Fare is $1.25 or one city token per boarding within the city. Fares to Sauk Centre are $3.00 per boarding for rural to community trips.

Sauk Centre

Operating Monday thru Friday from 7:00 am to 4:45 pm, providing service within the city limits of Sauk Centre and Sauk Centre Township. Call for reservations. City fare is $1.25 or one city token per boarding. Township Fares are $3.00 per boarding.

Paynesville

Operating Monday thru Friday from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, providing service within the city limits of Paynesville.  Call for reservations. City fare is $1.25 or one city token per boarding.