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      Free Transportation Services for Disabled Veterans

      Posted on November 13, 2012 at 9:00 AM

      MetroTransit
      MetCouncil and MetroTransit work together to continue to make free transportation services a priority for disabled veterans in Minnesota.

      Since 2009, disabled veterans have been able to ride free on transit systems throughout the state, including Minneapolis-St. Paul’s Metro Transit, suburban transit systems, and on buses run by transit systems in Duluth, St. Cloud, Moorhead, Rochester, and other major cities in Minnesota. This service provides free rides for over 50,000 of Minnesota’s disabled vets, as well as their personal care attendants who may be traveling with them.

      To ride free, disabled veterans need to show a Veterans Identification Card issued by a VA Medical Center with the words "Service Connected" or "SC" below the photo.

      Bus routes and the Hiawatha Line provide connections to the VA Medical Center in South Minneapolis. Ramsey Station on the Northstar line will open on November 14. It is adjacent to the year-old VA Outpatient Clinic in Ramsey.

      For more information, call MN Dept. of Veterans Affairs at (651) 556-0596 or visit the Department of Veterans Affairs website for details on obtaining a Veterans Identification Card.