FARES

Fare Structure

Veterans may ride our Deviated Route Buses in each city at no charge! Simply show the driver your military ID.

Demand Response (within city limits) $2.50 (11 tokens for $25)
Demand Response (county-wide) $3.00 (11 tokens for $30)
Deviated Route $2.00 (11 tokens for $20)
Student (age 6 to 17) $1
Child (age 5 and under) Free (with paid adult)
*Unlimited 1 month Route Pass $35
*Unlimited 1 month Route Pass for Senior Citizens (age 55 and up)/Student (age 6-17) $30

Deviated Route Passes may be purchased at half price on the 15th of each month or later.

PASSENGERS WITH AN UNLIMITED MONTHLY ROUTE PASS MAY RIDE A DEMAND RESPONSE BUS -in cities that do not have weekend route service - FOR AN ADDITIONAL $.50 (50 CENTS) WHEN THEY SHOW THEIR DEVIATED ROUTE PASS.

Austin - Albert Lea Shuttle Service $3.50 (5 & under free with a paid adult)

Purchase Tokens/Passes at:

  • Albert Lea - On the Bus, Hy-Vee, and the Albert Lea Transit Office at 905 East 16th Street in Albert Lea (by appointment)
  • Austin - On the Bus and at the Austin Transit Office at 2803 Oakland Avenue West in Austin
  • Owatonna - On the Bus, at Cash Wise, Hy-Vee, Tranist Office (by appointment) and the Steele County Auditor's Office
  • Waseca - On the Bus or at the Transit Office at 1300 South State St (by appointment)


 

 

*Unlimited monthly deviated route passes available on the bus and at the Transit Offices and at the Steele County Auditor's Office in Steele County.

 

 

SCHEDULES


HOLIDAYS WITH NO SERVICE: New Year's Day, Good Friday, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday following Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. Additional reduced service may precede or follow holidays. Announcements will be posted on the buses and on Facebook.

Albert Lea

Office Hours: On request ... Call to Schedule (905 E 16th Street, Albert Lea, MN)

Demand Response - (Call to schedule your ride) Monday through Friday 5 AM to 6 PM, Saturday 9 AM to 1 PM, Sunday 8 AM to 12 PM
Deviated Route - Monday through Friday 7 AM to 9 PM

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Austin

Office Hours: M-F 6am to 6pm, Saturday 9am to 3pm (2803 W. Oakland Avenue, Austin, MN)

Demand Response - (Call to schedule your ride) Monday through Friday 6 AM to 6 PM, Saturday 9 AM to 3 PM
Deviated Route (Purple Route) - Monday through Friday 7 AM to 5 PM, Saturday 9 AM to 3 PM
Deviated Route (Red Route) - Monday through Friday 7 AM to 9 PM, Saturday 9 AM to 3 PM, Sunday 1 PM to 5 PM

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Owatonna

Office Hours: On request ... Call to Schedule (3325 9th Street NW, Owatonna, MN)

Demand Response - (Call to schedule your ride) Monday through Friday 5 AM to 7 PM, Saturday 9 AM to 3 PM, Sunday 7:30 AM to 1 PM
Deviated Route - Monday through Friday 7 AM to 5 PM

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Waseca

Office Hours: On request ... Call to schedule (1300 South St, Waseca, MN)

Demand Response - (Call to schedule your ride) Monday through Friday 6 AM to 6 PM, Saturday 9 AM to 1 PM, Sunday 8 AM to Noon
Deviated Route - Monday through Friday 7am to 5pm

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Austin to Albert Lea Hospital Shuttle

Service in-between Austin and Albert Lea Monday through Friday at select times.

$3.50 per person, per trip (children 5 and under ride free with a paid adult)

Reservations requested, but not required.

(Not for emergency transportation.)

MAPS

smartbusmn.org

TAC Meeting Notes

Transit Advisory Committee Meeting Notes


Other Documents

Other Documents