Bus service to downtown St. Paul, Minneapolis, and other metropolitan areas is provided by Metro Transit, the region's principal transit service, and First Transit under contract with the Metropolitan Council. On weekdays, Bus Service to downtown St. Paul and downtown Minneapolis originates from two park-and-ride lots in Woodbury.
Dial-a-Ride service, called Transit Link, is also available to Woodbury residents. The local service operates much like taxi service, using vans and minibuses to provide transit in areas where regular route service is not available. You must call in advance to make a reservation.
Specialized transportation services are provided for seniors and disabled persons by Canvas Health and Metro Mobility. Completion of an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) application is required for disabled persons.
ADA Transit Services
Transit services for seniors and people who have disabilities.
Canvas Health provides transportation to ADA-certified riders seeking transportation within the Washington County ADA service area, as well as those riders needing a transfer to other Twin Cities ADA service areas. The Washington County ADA service area includes the following communities: Bayport, Bayport Township, Birchwood Village, Cottage Grove, Dellwood, Grey Cloud Township, Lake Elmo, Landfall, Mahtomedi, Newport, Oak Park Heights, Oakdale, Pine Springs, St. Paul Park, Stillwater, Willernie and Woodbury.
To arrange a ride and/or to learn more about transportation services available, please call (651) 275-4300.
For more information, visit the Canvas Health website.
Metro Mobility is a shared public transportation service for certified riders who are unable to use regular buses due to a disability or health condition. Disabled persons living in Washington County can use the HSI Transporter to connect to Metro Mobility providers. Certified riders call their transportation provider in advance to schedule their trips.
Persons with disabilities must be ADA-certified. Completion of an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) application is required. Call Metro Transit Customer Services at (651) 602-1111 (TTY (651) 221-9886) to get an application form. The certification process takes up to 21 days once the completed application is received.
For more information about Metro Mobility, call Metro Mobility Customer Services at (651) 602-1111 (TTY (651) 221-9886) between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Information also is available on the Metro Mobility website.
Park-and-Ride Lots/Bus Service
Commuters have the option to "park-and-ride" in Woodbury. The Woodbury Park-and-Ride is adjacent to Woodbury Lutheran Church, 7380 Afton Road, south of Valley Creek Road and east of Queens Drive. Enter the lot from Afton Road.
Additional parking is available at Christ Episcopal Church, 7305 Afton Road on the southeast corner of Afton Road and Queens Drive. Enter from Queens Drive. Express buses bound for downtown St. Paul (Route 351) and downtown Minneapolis (Route 353) via downtown St. Paul depart from this area.
Another park-and-ride lot is located at Woodbury Theater, 1470 Queens Drive, north of the Target Greatland store in Woodbury Village. The theater lot accommodates 515 cars. The Route 355 buses bound for downtown Minneapolis depart from this lot.
In addition, a park-and-ride lot is located at Guardian Angels Church in Oakdale, with express bus service to downtown Minneapolis.
Twenty-four hour automated departure times are available by touch-tone phone at (612) 341-4BUS.
For-hire Passenger Services
Taxis and transit services for hire
Taxicabs operating out of the City of Woodbury must be licensed by the city. Taxicab driver and vehicle licenses issued are valid until Dec. 31 of the current year. Applications for renewal must be submitted by Dec. 1 for the following license year.
A taxicab driver who is licensed to operate in another municipality in Minnesota may carry passengers from that municipality to Woodbury and may receive passengers in Woodbury for carriage to that municipality and that driver is not required to obtain a permit from the City of Woodbury.
Small Vehicle Passenger Services
Small vehicle passenger services use vehicles designed to transport seven or fewer persons, including the driver. They charge a flat fee, unlike a taxicab company which charges by use of a taximeter.
A small vehicle driver who is licensed to operate a small vehicle in another municipality in Minnesota may carry passengers from such municipality to Woodbury and may receive passengers in Woodbury for carriage to such municipality and that driver is not required to obtain a permit from the City of Woodbury.
Small vehicle passenger services operating out of Woodbury must obtain a permit from the City Clerk's Office.
All dial-a-ride transit services in the Twin Cities metropolitan area are part of the Transit Link system. Transit Link provides minibus or van service for the public in areas where regular route transit service is not available. Standard service hours are weekdays from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fares are based on distance traveled.
The Washington County Transit Link Service will include all communities in the county and several communities in southern and eastern Ramsey County, effective March 2010. Some riders may use Transit Link for part of a trip and transfer to a regular bus route.
Transit Link is a shared-ride service, which must be reserved before the trip -- the same day or up to five business days in advance. Standing order trips, meaning trips scheduled at the same time several days in a row or every Monday, for example, will be accepted. Call (651) 602-LINK to ask about availability for your trip.