Minneapolis-St. Paul Civic - Services - Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

Support for human needs and infrastructure
  • Human: Health and human services
    • theBeehive: 2-1-1 social services directory; also a variety of life topics
    • GMCC: Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches; social service programs including Minnesota Foodshare, Metro Paint-a-thon, Handyworks, Center for families, and Project preserve
    • Health Care Net: Neighborhood Health Care Network; community health clinics
    • Parent Pathways: Assists teen parents
    • PPL: Project for Pride in Living; works to assist lower-income people and families with housing, jobs, and training
    • Centro: Social service agency serving the Latino community
    • Wilder: Amherst H. Wilder Foundation; health and human services organization; serves greater Saint Paul
    • -USA Human-: National Health and Human services; you can use these directories to find doctors, hospitals, dentists, and other health and human services
  • Facilities: Institutions, units, organizations, or systems that build, distribute, plan, or and keep area resources or infrastructure working
    • Metro Council: regional planning agency; serves the Twin Cities seven-county metropolitan area; provides essential services to the region; bus system, wastewater, planning for future growth, forecasts of the region's population and household growth, affordable housing opportunities, parks and trails, aviation, transportation, parks, and open space
  • Transport: Minneapolis-St. Paul offers a variety of transit options
    • Bike Walk: supports biking and walking; part of a federal initiative, the Non-Motorized Transportation Pilot Program
    • Metro Transit: Public transit system; local and express bus routes all over metro area; Hiawatha light rail line from downtown Minneapolis to the Mall of America
    • Hourcar: car-sharing; ditch your car then walk, bike, take transit, and rent a car only when you need it, rather than paying for a car continuously while it sits idle most of the time, just taking up space; you can rent an apartment without parking, get around without worrying about traffic, improve your health, and save money
    • Car Free: Possible in the Twin Cities; with good walkability and transit systems, you could easily live without a car in the Twin Cities
    • Car Sharing: Avoid owning a car; be car-free as much as possible, but keep the idea that you can rent or borrow a car only when you need it--for a big project or trip to far-out areas, for example
    • MSP: Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport; major international airport; operated by Metropolitan Airports Commission; reliever airports: St. Paul Downtown (KSTP), Airlake Airport (KLVN), Anoka County - Blaine Airport (KANE), Crystal Airport (KMIC), Flying Cloud Airport (KFCM), Lake Elmo Airport (21D); for public transit to/from the MSP airport, see the Hiawatha light rail line
    • Metro Commuter: promotes alternative transportation; commuter transportation information for telecommute, walk, bike, bus, or car or vanpool; ridematching
    • I-494: transportation options along I-494; member cities include Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina, Minnetonka, Richfield, and Plymouth
    • MVTA: Minnesota Valley Transit Authority; public transportation agency for suburbs located south of Minneapolis and St. Paul: Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Rosemount, and Savage; bus and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT); service to downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul
    • SW Transit: SouthWest Metro Transit; public transit for Chanhassen, Chaska, and Eden Prairie; service to Downtown and Uptown Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota
    • Northstar: Commuter Coach; stops at park-and-ride lots in Elk River and Coon Rapids and travels to/from the 5th Street Transit Station in downtown Minneapolis
    • Maple Grove: Commuter Express; weekday commuter express service to downtown Minneapolis
    • Amtrak: Passenger rail; station is at 730 Transfer Road in St. Paul
    • Plymouth ML: Metrolink bus service; Express buses to downtown Minneapolis, Reverse Commute service from Minneapolis to Plymouth, and Dial-A-Ride will-call service to local destinations
    • Greyhound: National, commercial bus transit company; offers connections throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico
    • Jefferson: Jefferson Lines daily; scheduled bus service serving Minneapolis, Kansas City, Dallas, and more in 11 midwest states
    • Badger: Badger Bus; commercial bus transit company offering travel between Minneapolis and Madison, WI
    • SibleyBike: Sibley Bike Depot; works to facilitate an increase in bicycle and pedestrian transportation
    • Riverboat: Mississpippi riverboat rides; Padelford Pcket Boat Co., Inc.; recreational cruises
    • MN DOT: Minnesota Department of Transportation
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