Maple Grove Transit overview

  • The City of Maple Grove established Maple Grove Transit (MGT) in June 1990 and currently offers the the Express and My Ride service.
  • The city’s transit administrator conducts operations oversight, transit planning, facility management, administration, customer service, and marketing.  MGT has a Transit Commission to provide user input into the operation and planning of the system.
  • The annual operating budget is $5.73 million, and the primary funding source is the State of Minnesota’s motor vehicle sales tax revenue.
  • Since its inception in 1990, Maple Grove Transit has provided nearly 17 million rides.
  • Riders cite the following reasons why they use Maple Grove Transit:  frequent and convenient service, faster commute than driving, hassle free commute, economical, environmentally friendly, Guaranteed Ride Home program, and great customer service.

Express service

  • This service offers commuter trips to and from Minneapolis. The Express rider guide provides details about riding these buses including route numbers, trip schedule, and service map. 
  • The Express service utilizes two transit stations as its primary park-and-ride lots:  
    • Maple Grove Transit Station on the Route 781 has a three-level, 926-stall parking ramp and an indoor, climate-controlled waiting area. 
    • Parkway Station on the Route 785 has an 800-stall parking ramp with an indoor station.  
  • The fleet consists of eleven 66-passenger articulated buses, twenty 45-passenger coach buses, and eight 38-passenger standard transit buses.  All buses have free Wi Fi service.
  • Maple Grove follows the regional fixed route fare structure.  Peak express bus trips are $3.25.  Maple Grove accepts all Metro Passes, GoTo Card, and U Passes, which are available online or at the Maple Grove Cub Foods.  Mobile fares are available through the Metro Transit app. 

My Ride service

  • The advance reservation, shared-ride, curb-to-curb service  is available to the general public:
    • Weekdays: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
    • Saturday: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • The service area is within the City of Maple Grove boundaries plus service to:
    • City of Osseo
    • City of Brooklyn Park
    • City of Brooklyn Center
    • Robbinsdale Transit Center
    • Crystal Shopping Center
    • Plymouth Transit Center on Hwy 55
    • West Health Campus (Plymouth)
    • CROSS Services (Rogers)

      Either the trip origin or destination must include a location within the City of Maple Grove.
  • The cash fare is $3 per one-way ride or $20 when using the 10-ride ticket or mobile pass.  There are nine small vehicles used in this service. Mobile apps are available to book, manage, and pay for rides.