The Metropolitan Council operates Metro Transit, the region's largest bus system. There are several local routes that serve New Hope (see map) as well as express bus service to downtown Minneapolis.
A Park and Ride facility is also conveniently located for New Hope residents at 63rd and Bottineau Boulevard (West Broadway)
For more information about bus routes serving New Hope visit the Metro Transit website or call 612-373-3333.
Five Cities Senior Transportation Services to be Discontinued on 11/13
Five Cities Transportation provides bus transportation for residents age 60 plus from New Hope and several surrounding communities.
Five Cities Transportation has had a contract with PRISM Express to provide the buses for its service. Recently, PRISM announced that it is discontinuing its transportation services due to financial issues. As a result, Five Cities can only continue its services provided through PRISM Express until November 13, 2013. At that time, Five Cities Transportation services will be discontinued. The member communities will explore other options and plans to determine whether Five Cities services can resume by December 31, 2013.
Below are some potential transporation alternatives for Five Cities riders:
- Transit Link is a dial-a-ride minibus service for the general public that is wheelchair accessible. It operates Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fares range from $2.25 to $6.75 each way and are based on the distance travelled. Call 651-602-5465 to reserve a ride.
- Metro Mobility is a shared public transportation service that is wheelchair accessible. Riders must apply to ride and certify that they cannot use regular fixed-route buses due to a disability or health condition. It operates Monday through Friday, 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fare is either $3 or $4 each way. Call 651-602-1111 for details.
Grocery delivery and prescription options include:
For more information, call 763-531-1259.
Five Cities November 2013 Schedule
Five Cities September/October 2013 Schedule
Metro Mobility serves people who need specially-equipped vehicles for transportation, including vehicles with lift equipment. The service is available on request to seniors in the Twin Cities area. Call 651-602-1111 or visit the Metro Mobility website to learn more about this service. The Metropolitan Council has also compiled a Metro Mobility Fact Sheet about the program.