Transportation Programs

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.

Public Transportation

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:

  1. Eight buses and more than a dozen drivers provide daily bus service
  2. Every route is open to the public
  3. All the buses are lift equipped
  4. Every driver is specially trained to drive safely and to assist passengers
  5. Our service is economical – $3.00 for a ride in town/$5.00 for out of , with up to 3 total stops
  6. 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! Click here to learn more about riding public transportation in your area.

Common Carrier

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. Click here to learn more about riding our Common Carrier Transportation

Veterans 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.

RIDER GUIDELINES

At Timber Trails Transit you can expect our best effort, friendly and caring staff, reliable and timely service, assistance on and off the bus when needed, assistance with up to three packages or bags weighing no more than 25 lbs., and a safe and comfortable ride.

ACCESSING THE BUS

  • Call our dispatchers at 888-217-5222 or locally at 320-364-6030. Bus reservations need to be made a day in advance to allow the dispatchers to build efficient routes. They will need to know your address and phone number, the places you’d like to go and the times that you’d like to be there. For statistical data they may also ask for your date-of-birth and ethnicity, that information is completely voluntary. You will be given a window of time that you can expect the bus. They will also help you determine your bus fare, so you’ll know in advance how much it will cost.
  • Watch for the bus. The bus will pick you up at the address you give the dispatchers. Please be in sight of the driver and ready to go when the bus arrives. Being ready for the bus is very important for keeping the bus on schedule. We try very hard to be on-time for everyone, for that reason the bus will only wait three minutes for a rider to come out. We ask that you be ready 15 minutes before and 15 minutes after the time given in case the bus is a bit early/late.
  • Assistance boarding the buses. It is our goal to make your ride with us as easy and as pleasant as possible. All of our buses are equipped with lifts to assist riders who have difficulty with the steps or who use walkers or wheelchairs. Please don’t hesitate about using the lift. Drivers don’t mind and it’s your safety that matters to us.