DHHS provides direct consumer assistance regarding communication access; services to persons with combined hearing and vision loss; training and consultation; assistive technology demonstration labs; employment technology loans; mental health counseling; and telecommunications equipment.
The TED program provides telephone equipment to Minnesotans who have a hearing loss, speech disability or physical disability that limits their use of a standard telephone. The equipment is provided on a long term basis at no cost, as long as the individual/family meets the State’s requirements.
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm
SERVING: Fargo, Moorehead and West Fargo
Metro Area Transit (MAT) operates Monday through Saturday, offering 25 routes to provide you with affordable, quality transportation. All buses are wheelchair-accessible.
Special User Card Renewal: All passengers who receive discounted fares on MAT fixed route due to age or disability will need to complete a short renewal form. Forms are available through the MAT drivers, GTC Dispatch and the Transit Administrative Offices. Please complete the renewal form prior to June 1, 2010. Click here for a printable version of the renewal form.
Passengers who have a Special User Card for MAT Paratransit, the door-to-door transportation, will be receiving a recertification letter in the mail within the next few weeks.
Token Retirement: MAT will retire bus tokens and discontinue their usage on January 1, 2011. Passengers will be able to use their current inventory of tokens through December 31, 2010. Any tokens must be used by this date; any remaining tokens will not be exchanged and no monetary refunds will be given. On February 1, 2010, MAT discontinued the sale of tokens and began selling single-ride tickets, in packets of 20, in place of tokens. For more information, click HERE (.PDF).
MAT Completes Farebox Conversion: MAT has installed new fareboxes on all of its fixed route buses. The former MAT passes will no longer be accepted on any bus – passengers need to exchange any old transit passes for new MAT passes. Any remaining time or rides will be transferred onto new passes.
We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
Lakes MediVan offers non-emergency, door through door transportation by handicap van with with wheelchiar and strecher capablilty. The vans travel 24 hours a day, 7 days a week as far as needed, including out of state. Medi-Van® serves 200 mile radius of Detroit Lakes. We have many local drivers in outlying towns who work for us. Reach us today to know if we serve your area. All charges are MA billable with approval from MA. 24 hour advanced notice is preferred.
SERVING: Mahnomen County
Mahnomen County Heartland Express provides general public transportation throughout Mahnomen County. Heartland Express provides dial-a-ride and flexible route bus service throughout Mahnomen County. We also provide trips to and from White Earth and Ogema in Becker County.
Three daily routes will be running Monday-Friday. A bus will be going to Fargo once a week for anyone who wishes to shop or has a medical appointment. Medical appointments need to be scheduled no earlier than 10 am and all clients must be done with their appointments no later than 2:45 pm.
Volunteer Services to Fargo for medical purposes will be on Wednesday. Anyone who wants a ride must call into the transit office at least one day in advance to schedule a ride. Appointments need to be made between 9 am and 2 pm.
Volunteer Services to Detroit Lakes for medical purposes will be Tuesdays and Thursdays. Anyone who wants a ride must call into the transit office at least one day in advance to schedule a ride. Appointments need to be made between 9 am and 2 pm.
SERVING: Becker County
Anyone Can Ride: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
We will provide DOOR-TO-DOOR service to passengers with special needs. This means we will come to the door of your residence to assist you into our vehicle. (You must be at your door and ready to go).
Wheel Chair and Mobility Aid Securement
All wheelchairs and electronic scooters shall face the front of the bus. Handicapped riders are encouraged to transfer from mobility aid to bus seat if possible. If the rider remains in wheelchair, wheelchair will be secured with securement device and seat belts available on our vehicles. Riders using walkers or having problems can utilize the electric lift to access bus if they wish (ask driver). Stairways-Drivers will only negotiate one step when assisting rider in wheelchair. Household wheelchair ramps shall be inspected by transit supervisor before use.
Schedule your appointments a day or two ahead of time.
Don’t be a “No Show.” Call us if your plans have changed.
Let the Dispatcher know if you have special needs.
Be aware that our buses will only wait three minutes at each stop before moving on to next pick-up.
Be aware that our buses will not wait at your stop but must move on to the next rider right away.
Riders who live more than 5 miles out of Detroit Lakes should give us one day’s advance notice for ride.
Do not make ride arrangements with the drivers. Please call our dispatcher.
All riders are charged the same fare.
The Transit fare is $1.50 per 5-mile increment, i.e., Audubon $3.00, Frazee $4.50.
Escorts assisting disabled riders are not required to pay. No fare is required for children in car seats.
For information regarding commuter transit routes between Detroit Lakes and Fargo, please visit: Clay County Rural Transit.
Encore Family Consignment began in 1989. For over two decades, we have served the area with quality resale clothing for the family, accessories, home decor, movies, books, toys, and more! Consignments arrive daily so stop in often to see what’s new!
Transit Alternatives- Providing Transit Services to OtterTail, Rural Clay Counties, Wilken, and now Fargo/Moorhead
Transit Alternatives is a public transportation system with handicapped accessible buses available to certain areas of OtterTail, Wilken, and Clay counties. Curb to curb services are offered with special care given to children and seniors. Services for users with three and four wheeled mobility aids are available.
We recommend reserving your ride two days in advance, but last minute trips can often be accommodated as well. Professional drivers are trained in CPR, First Aid, Passenger Assistance, and Defensive Driving. Our friendly drivers will assist passengers with a steadying arm and are glad to help with small packages.
Please contact our dispatcher for ride and fare information.
New Route to Fargo/Moorhead information
Shopko- Fergus Falls: Arrive 5:34 am Depart 5:37 am One way: $5.00
WalMart- Fergus Falls: Arrive 5:45 am, Depart 5:48 am- $5.00
Rothsay Truck Stop: Arrive 6.05 am, Depart 6:08 am- $3.50
Cenex- Barnesville: Arrive 6:24 am, Depart 6:27 am- $3.00
St.Cecilia’s Church- Sabine Arrive 6:45 am
Ground Transportation Center- Fargo: Arrive at 6:58 am, depart at 7:07 to return to Fergus Falls.
Bus will depart Ground Transportation Center at 5:07 pm in the afternoon to return people home.
For more information please call 866-998-3002
See Transit Information button for Sunday Route Map!
To schedule a pick-up, call Transit Alternatives at one of the following numbers:
Toll Free: 866-998-3002