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Latest revision as of 02:39, 5 December 2019

Greater Mankato Transit System Logo-a.jpg

Areas Served: Mankato and North Mankato, Minnesota
Founded: 2006 (Formerly Mankato Heartland Express)
Fleet Size: 13
Number Of Routes: 6
2009 Ridership: 367,282 [1]
Website: City of Mankato: City Bus

About

Greater Mankato Transit System provides fixed-route[2] and ADA complementary paratransit services[3] to the communities of Mankato and North Mankato, MN. Until 2006, the system was known as Mankato Heartland Express.[4]

Facilities

Transfer Points

  • South Front Street and Cherry Street (Downtown) Mankato, MN
    • Amenities: Heated waiting area, benches
  • Madison East Center - Parking lot of the madison East Shopping Plaza, Mankato, MN
    • Amenities: Passenger Shelter
  • Minnesota State University - Mankato (College Campus) Mankato, MN
    • Amenities: Passenger Shelters

Fares

The following fares are charged on Greater Mankato Transit System fixed-route buses:[5]

Fare Class Cash Fare Notes
Regular $1.50 $0.75 on route 7 only
Youth $0.50
MSU Zone Fare $0.50
Children under 5 FREE
  • Tokens: 8 for $10.00
  • Monthly passes and student passes are also availalbe

Fleet

Current Roster

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Passenger Seats Notes
821-822 2004 Freightliner

ElDorado

FB65

Aero Elite

823-824 2005 Freightliner

ElDorado

FB65

Aero Elite

Caterpillar C7 Acert Allison 19 824 retired in 2019 and auctioned off on December 3, 2019
847-848 2003-2004 Blue Bird Ultra LF 35' Cummins ISB 5.9L Allison B300R 847 - American Seating Metropolitan

848 - Freedman CitiSeat

  • Exact year of build unknown.
  • There is a third unit, likely same model, but number is unknown.
  • Due to different seating types these units may be from different orders.
850 2008 Gillig BRT 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL EPA07 compliant.
851-853 2015 Gillig BRT 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 2014 models.
861-863 2010 Gillig BRT 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL EPA07 compliant.
864 2012 Gillig BRT 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL9
865 2013 Gillig BRT 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL9

Retired Roster

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Passenger Seats Notes
820 2003 Freightliner

ElDorado

FB65

Aero Elite

Caterpillar C7 Acert Allison 27
836-841 1993-1995 Flxible Metro 40102-4D Detroit Diesel Series 50[6]
1987 Orion 02.501 2 units; fleet numbers unknown.

Routes

These fixed-routes are operated in the Mankato area[7]:

Route Number Areas Served Notes
1 Minnesota State University - Mankato Campus
3 Madison East Center, Cherry St. Transfer Point
5 Cherry St. Transfer Point, North Mankato
6 Madison East Center, MSU - Mankato, Cherry St. Transfer Point
7 Madison East Center, River Hills Mall
8 Minnesota State University - Mankato Campus

External Links

References

  1. P.42 MN Dept. of Transportation - 2010 Transit Report: A Guide to Minnesota’s Public Transit Systems
  2. [1] City of Mankato: City Bus Routes
  3. [2] City of Mankato: Mobility Bus
  4. p.54 Minnesota Dept. of Transportation - 2006 Annual Transit Report: Greater MN Transit Provider Fact Sheets
  5. [3] City of Mankato: City Bus Fares
  6. [4] TransiTalk Transportation Media Group: Flxible Metro
  7. [5] City of Mankato: City Bus Routes