Bus Service Coming to North Branch

Thursday, December 17th, 2009 at 7:20 am

The Heartland Express is proud to announce that Chisago County and the City of North Branch have teamed up to provide North Branch City Bus service starting January 4, 2010.

The City Bus will run from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday (except holidays). It covers an area from 410th on the north, Harder Park on the east, 370th on the south and the county line on the west.  The fare is $1.50 per one-way trip but passengers 65+ can ride for $.75 (one-way).   Also, remember that people going to Senior Dining ride for a “free-will donation”.

County Market joins Nelson’s Market as one of our locations where you can purchase tokens in North Branch.  Other county locations include: Chisago County Government Center Administration Office, Center City, Brinks Market, Chisago City, Main Street Market, Rush City, Heartland Express Transit Center, Cambridge, Wal-Mart and Cub Foods, Cambridge and Riverside Market, City of Isanti.

We also have a new brochure which includes a new map that is color coded to match the tokens.   Tokens come in four colors and are sold in packs of 10.

Purple (in-city) for 65+ is $.75

Pink (City) $1.50,

Blue (Corridor – city to city) $2.00

Orange (Border Zone) $3.50

Rides between corridor zones will be at the $3.50 fare. (Wyoming – Chisago corridors are consider one corridor and will be at the $2.00 rate)

The Heartland Express is a rural public transit system which operates Monday thru Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. excluding holidays.  Telephones are answered from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and there is an answering machine for after hour requests and cancellations.   All buses are handicapped accessible and most buses have bike racks, the service is available to everyone.  There are no restrictions.  For more information please call our office at 763-689-8131 or toll free at 1-888-234-7840.

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