Through pilot, MnDOT brings trip planning apps to Greater Minnesota

In the Twin Cities and more than 200 urban areas across the globe, bus and train riders, bike and scooter users and those who rely on dial-a-ride services to get around can use the Transit app to plan trips and, in some cases, prepay fares.

Now those who live in southern and western Minnesota can do the same.

Through a pilot program launched this month, the Minnesota Department of Transportation is working with 13 rural public transportation providers and intercity bus companies to incorporate schedules into the app, allowing riders in parts of Greater Minnesota to explore travel options using public transit and connecting services just like those in the metro…

By aggregating schedules in Transit app, McFadden said it will be easier to plan trips within and between cities in the pilot area.