2/19/2021 10:49:00 AM Arrowhead route info available for entire county
The Arrowhead Transit organization is releasing updated schedules and fare information for Chisago County in anticipation of the March 1 switch over of the Heartland Express format.
Arrowhead Transit had reported the final details of southern Chisago County services were still under review in an update that ran February 4.
Current information is that there will be hourly stops in Center City, Chisago City, Lindstrom, Wyoming, Stacy and North Branch. The trips will be $2 one-way from these areas.
Arrowhead Transit buses will run from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in south Chisago County.
The “dial a ride” service continues in the City of North Branch and in Cambridge. Call at a minimum of one hour ahead of your pickup time. The ride is $1.25 one way.
This operates from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can buy a month’s unlimited ride coupon book for $22.50 for this service.
If you are in Harris, North Branch or Rush City there will be an Arrowhead Transit bus to Pine City, $2 one-way. Hourly stops are scheduled in these route towns.
Because Arrowhead Transit provides service through most of northern Minnesota, patrons can connect routes and be able to get to greater Minnesota locations like Grand Marais if they wish.
Information is available in detail on the website www.arrowheadtransit.com or call the route scheduler at 1-800 862-0175, “option 13.” The old number for Heartland Express riders is being discontinued as of March 1.
Arrowhead Transit is the largest transportation system in Minnesota. It began in 1974 and continues to serve rural transit needs throughout the north, east and central areas of the state.
Arrowhead Transit was granted operation of Heartland Express which had been a Chisago-Isanti shared county system.
As the result of a state-overseen bidding process the assets of Heartland Express, which had been acquired using state transportation systems aid; were officially transferred to Arrowhead Transit by action of the Isanti and Chisago County commissioners.