- The City of Maple Grove established Maple Grove Transit (MGT) in June 1990.
- The City contracts with transit companies to provide the service. The City’s Transit Administrator conducts transit planning, administration, customer service, and marketing. MGT has an eight-member Transit Commission to provide user input into the operation and planning of the system.
- Presently, MGT has commuter express service to and from Minneapolis utilizing 49 round trips on five routes. (780, 781, 782, 783, 785 and 789). The commuter service utilizes five park-and-rides lots.
- The Maple Grove Transit Station opened in December 2003 on Route 781. This facility has a three-level 926-stall parking ramp and an indoor, climate-controlled waiting area.
- Parkway Station, a 500-stall surface lot park-and-ride facility opened in October 2010. Phase II added a one level ramp for 300 additional vehicles, which will opened in July 2014.
- MGT also offers a dial-a-ride program using four vans for paratransit service within Maple Grove.
- The express bus fleet consists of eighteen 66-passenger articulated buses, thirteen 45-passenger coach buses, eight 38-passenger standard transit buses and one 25-passenger shuttle bus. There are five mini-buses for the dial-a-ride.
- Maple Grove Transit averages between 3,300 and 3,600 riders per day. In May 2012, Maple Grove Transit celebrated its 10,000,000 rider.
- Riders cite the following reasons why they use Maple Grove Transit: frequent and convenient service, faster commute than driving, hassle free commute, economical, environmentally friendly, Guaranteed Ride Home program, and great customer service.
- Route 781 is the most productive express route in the region with 68 passengers per service hour operated.
- Between 2006 and 2013, Maple Grove Transit has had an average system farebox recovery ratio of 47 percent. The regional goal is 30 percent.
2014 Budget and Service Plan Summary