Getting around the Twin Cities is a cinch, even if students don’t own cars. The Metro Transit system offers an easy and convenient bus and light rail system that stretches all over Minneapolis and St. Paul. The bus system stops at different intersections all over town, with numerous bus stops near campus, which make for easy transportation to places like downtown St. Paul, Minneapolis, and the Rosedale Mall. The light rail brings people from Target Field all the way to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and even to the Mall of America. Taking the Metro makes traveling around hassle-free, and with the Metro Transit website’s Trip Planner, students can type in different locations and get specific directions for which bus lines/light rail stops to use. It should be noted that although the buses are pretty reliable, they can sometimes be late or not come at all when the weather gets really bad during the winter. There are a lot of bus shelters with heaters that make waiting in the bitter Minnesota wind a little less unpleasant, though.
There are also several taxi companies around the Metro that are more than happy to pick people up and drop them off at their desired destination. Calling in advance to reserve a cab for a predetermined time ensures students will get going on time, as the taxi companies sometimes hit extremely busy periods where waits will be long.