July 11, 2024 ECRTCC Advisory Board Meeting

  July’s Advisory Board Meeting includes a detailed presentation by the Center for Transportation Studies/University of MN faculty explaining the “Empowering Greater MN Communities” Tactical Action Support program. This program will work to Improve Transit for Young, Old and Everyone in East Central Minnesota and is a co-driven transportation project awarded to Lighthouse Family Services […]

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Meeting with MnDOT in Mora

Northern Lights Express Questions Answered

Before, during and after our May 9th meeting with MnDOT regarding the Northern Lights Express Passenger Rail Train – we were asked many questions. We referred these questions on to the authorities of MnDOT Office of Passenger Rail – who presented great information and answered questions at our meeting. You’ll find the video of the […]

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Transportation Now Available for Rural 60+ Residents of Kanabec County

If you live outside of the Timber Trails Public Bus Service Area, you may be eligible to ride on the new Assisted Transportation Service called BEYOND Timber Trails. Certain stipulations apply including: you must be 60+ and you must live in Kanabec County. Please call 320-364-1351 for more information and schedule your ride today!  

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Northern Lights Express News

MnDOT Office of Passenger Rail met at the East Central Regional Development Commission (ECRDC) office in Mora on May 9th to discuss questions and present information about the Northern Lights Express Passenger Rail Train (NLX). Local Leaders were invited to attend in-person or virtually and to submit their questions ahead of the meeting. Greg Mathis; […]

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cartoon of volunteer driver with red cape

Robin and Karen discuss Tri-CAP’s Volunteer Driver program with Program Manager, Tami Seelen

Robin Riley, Tami Seelen and Karen Onan discuss the Volunteer Driving program in the Tri-CAP area which includes Mille Lacs County. Volunteer Drivers in Mille Lacs County are Desperately Needed! Contact Tri-CAP for more information about driving in Mille Lacs County: https://tricap.org/what-we-do/basic-needs/volunteer-driver/ OR you can go to eastcentraltransit.com and find the Volunteer Driver link to […]

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Connecting the DoTS in East Central Minnesota

One of the primary ECRTCC’s goals is to cover transportation gaps. Our 5 counties have 3 public transit service providers. These providers serve their areas well, but they don’t travel outside their prescribed service areas – hence they do not connect with each other, creating gaps in service. Climb aboard with us as we develop […]

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