Winona Transit Service

UPDATED FACE MASK POLICY

Beginning Friday, May 22, all riders will be required to wear a face masks or covering.  Face masks will be available on the buses for those who do not yet have one.  These will be provided for up to 2 weeks, after which time riders will have to secure their own mask.

Riders are asked to use transit for essential travel only.  You are also urged to practice physical distancing, move directly to and from their seat, and avoid touching any unnecessary surfaces or close interactions with others as much as possible.

In response to the Covid 19 virus the City has suspended all fares for the rest of 2020. Transit buses are running on an altered schedule.  The buses run 2 complete routes and then will be stop so that the bus interior can be cleaned and sanitized.  The third route would be cancelled, and the buses will resume running the fourth and fifth route, then stop again.  This would be repeated for the remainder of the day.  See the updated schedule below.

Updated Route Schedule

In support of the Minnesota Department of Health’s recommendation to practice social distancing, Winona Transit is asking people who must take transit to do so for essential travel only. Reducing demand will make our service safer for those who depend on it, and for those who operate it.

Those who must take transit should use discretion, take action to prevent the spread of germs, and consider alternative transportation modes if concerned. When taking transit, riders are asked to practice social distancing and leave space between themselves and other passengers and the operator.  Passengers should support these efforts by:

  • Regularly and thoroughly washing hands
  • Coughing/sneezing into a tissue or a sleeve
  • Staying home when you feel sick

The City of Winona is pleased to announced that it has awarded a contract for the operations of the Winona Transit Service to Transport3, effective May 1, 2020.

Service Hours

Deviated Routes

Monday – Friday 6 a.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Dial a Ride

Monday – Friday 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

No Services on the following Holidays:
*New Year’s Day         *Labor Day
*Memorial Day            *Thanksgiving
*July 4th                      *Christmas

To schedule a ride on Dial a Ride/Route Deviation, please call Dispatch at 507-454-6666.

Riders Guide

The Winona Transit service also provides an after-hours Safe Ride available during the local universities school sessions. The hours of operation for the Safe Ride Program are 7:00 p.m to 1:30 a.m.

Safe Ride Map & Schedule

 IV Notification

The City of Winona Transit Service hereby states:

 We operate our programs without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes he or she has been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with the City of Winona.

  • For more information on the City of Winona’s civil rights program, obligations, and complaint procedures, please contact:

Monica Hennessy Mohan
507-457-8200
E-mail: [email protected]
or visit our administrative office at Winona City Hall, 207 Lafayette Street, Winona, MN.

  • A Title VI complaint may also be made by contacting the Title VI Specialist at the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Office of Civil Rights, Phone: 651-366-3071

Language Assistance Program

Contact for advertising on Winona Transit buses:
Houck Transit Advertising
800-777-7290

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