Anoka County Transit & COVID-19

Rider Alert 801

Travel Responsibly

We’re following state and public health guidance on reducing the spread of COVID-19. In conjunction with the governor's dial-back of social-distancing requirements, capacity limits on buses and trains ended May 28, 2021.

By federal law, masks are still required – even if you are vaccinated – while riding transit. Please follow these other common-sense measures: Keep a safe distance from other customers and drivers, wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer, and please stay home if you are ill. Get vaccinated as soon as you can.

IN THE FRONT, OUT THE BACK 

Those who are able should leave buses through the back door to increase social distancing. It also eliminates crowding at the front of the bus.

MAKE IT TOUCH-FREE

Metro Transit encourages customers to avoid touching the farebox or card reader by paying with a touch-free Go-To Card or the Metro Transit app. Coins, tokens, dollar bills and passes are still accepted.

SPACE IT OUT 

While capacity limits are no longer in effect, it's a good idea to spread out when possible on buses and trains and at stations and stops.

Do your part

If you have another travel option, please use it to make more space available for those who rely on transit. Other things you can do:

  • Practice good hygiene. Wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer. Cough or sneeze into a tissue or a sleeve (and don’t leave anything behind, please).

  • Stay home if you are sick. If you are showing symptoms or suspect you might have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, don’t ride until you have consulted with a medical professional. COVID-19 testing is readily available and, in many cases, free.

For the latest information on Minnesota's response to COVID-19, visit mn.gov/covid19.

Traveler Transit Link & Metro Mobility 

Stay home and stay safe. Anyone can use Transit Link or Metro Mobility to order groceries and household essentials from a store that has online shopping and local pick up. They will pick up your order and deliver to your house. The service is provided Monday through Friday between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. and is free – no fares for delivery. 

  • Four-bag limit remains in effect. 
  • Pickups must be scheduled at a commercial location and drivers will verify your photo ID at drop-off. 
  • You can book same day or in advance, for groceries &  household essentials. You’ll receive your delivery within 60 minutes of scheduled pickup time. 
  • Just tell the store Metro Mobility or Transit Link is picking up and provide us your order number for pick up. 

  • Contact Transit Link at (651) 602 - 5465 -- For travel in Anoka County, the prompts are 1, 1 and 1.
  • Contact Metro Mobility at (651) 602 - 1111.
  • A minimum of two days’ notice is required. 

Transit Link is also offering free delivery of goods from food shelves. You can schedule a pickup through the food shelf or a Transit Link customer service representative. 


Metro Transit Bus Service in Anoka County 

Metro Transit Customer Guidelines

  • All riders must wear a face covering on all Metropolitan Council buses and trains, Metro Mobility, and Transit Link Vehicles. 
    • Masks are available on buses for customers who are not wearing their own.

Resources

  • Metro Mobility Delivers food from food shelves - More information found here