The second most populous city in all of Minnesota, Saint Paul, spans a large enough area to require transportation to get across it. If you don’t drive, you may find it difficult to make your way from one location to another. Rather than resort to walking or biking everywhere, you can look into the transportation services in the city to get around town. The Metro Transit is the most common option, with other senior-centered choices available as well.
The Metro Transit serves Minneapolis and Saint Paul. You can plan your trip easily by using the “Plan a Trip” tool on the company’s website. Enter your address, destination, departure and arrival times, and optional services to discover the available options. Seniors over 65 receive a discount during non-rush hours only. Typical rush hours are between 6:00 am and 9:00 am in the morning, and 3:00 pm and 6:30 pm later in the day.
Plenty of private hire cars are also available in the Saint Paul area. Utilize services like Green and White Taxi and St. Paul Taxicab to make your way through town quickly. The number to call for Saint Paul and East Suburbs is 651-222-2222. There are now more ways to book, including by phone, online, text message, or with the Curb app. Text your pickup address to (651) 433-6333 and you will get a confirmation text in just a few seconds. It is the fastest option available.
The goal is not always to go to a local hotspot around town. Sometimes you need to get a bit farther away. You can use the Amtrak train to get to nearby cities, whether you need to visit a family member, or have a specialist appointment in another town. Union Depot provides the main location to board, with the International Airport Bus Stop a secondary option. You can buy tickets and modify your trip online, as well as check the status of your train. Select departure times closest to the morning, afternoon, and evening shifts they have and find a ride when you need it.
Seniors are often in particular need of transportation services. You can find resources in your city by calling the Senior LinkAge Line. Dial 1-800-333-2433 to speak with a representative and schedule transportation to appointments, grocery stores, senior centers, and social gatherings. You can also send an email to [email protected] or visit the helpline website, www.MinnesotaHelp.info®.
You do not have to seek out transportation alone. Numerous tools exist that allow you to find transportation more easily. Start by contacting the Minnesota Board on Aging. They will answer any questions you have and provide you with valuable resources in your area.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation focuses on related services in the state. You may visit their website to find information related to options in your city. Road conditions, current and future construction projects, and information regarding vehicle options in Saint Paul are all listed. Use the data to determine which ride is best for you during any given time-frame.
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