Kanabec County Timber Trails Public Transit offers three types of transportation to fit the specific needs of our constituents: Public Transit, Common Carrier, and Veteran’s Transportation. All of the drivers in each program are subject to extensive background reviews, random drug and alcohol testing and specialized training. Read more about each program below.
Kanabec County – Timber Trails Public Transit provides public transit bus service in Kanabec and Mille Lacs Counties. Mora/Ogilvie, Milaca and Princeton areas have daily service. The northern part of our service area has access to a weekly shopping route. View our Maps and Schedules here.
Timber Trails provides an essential service through our buses. Survey results show that as many as 75% of our riders are transit dependent – if it weren’t for the bus they wouldn’t be able to get where they need to go. They are no longer able to drive, they may have physical or emotional conditions that prevent them from driving, they may not be able to afford a vehicle and all the expenses that go along with driving or they may choose not to drive! We are mission driven and working hard to meet the transportation needs of our community. Here’s how we are doing it:
- Eight buses and more than a dozen drivers provide daily bus service
- Every route is open to the public
- All the buses are lift equipped
- Every driver is specially trained to drive safely and to assist passengers
- Our service is economical – $3.00 for a ride in town/$5.00 for out of , currently with un-limited stops
- You never have to worry about parking, cold cars in the winter and hot cars in the summer
Our transit service really is a good deal!
Timber Trails’ Volunteer/Common Carrier Transportation program provides Non-Emergency Medical Transportation to residents of Kanabec County who have no way to get to medical and other necessary appointments. This program utilizes volunteers donating their time and using their personal vehicles. They are reimbursed for their mileage at the current IRS mileage allowance rate. Common Carrier transportation provides rides to and from the appointments and the driver usually waits for the rider.
Timber Trails offers this service on a Private Pay basis to people who do not have insurance coverage for transportation. Our dispatchers can help if you have questions regarding this type of transportation.
Timber Trails coordinates Veteran’s Transportation for Kanabec County. There are vans in Mora that take veterans to Minneapolis and St. Cloud. These trips are scheduled several days in advance. Whenever possible, veterans meet the vans at predetermined pick-up points. They leave in time to be there for the first scheduled appointment and must stay until the last scheduled appointment. It is important that appointments at the VA be scheduled between 9:00 and early afternoon if at all possible. Very early and late appointments make for long days for both drivers and riders. Spouses may ride along if there is room in the van. Click here to learn more about Riding Veterans Transportation.