Transportation

Although the City of Medina does not have any regular public transportation routes such as buses, there are a few transportation options for Medina residents that are listed below.

Transit Link (formerly Dial-A-Ride) serves the seven county metro area and augments regular transit routes in areas that don’t have frequent regular service. Rides can be reserved by calling 651-602-LINK (5465). More information is at http://www.metrocouncil.org/Transportation/Services/Transit-Link.aspx.

Metro Transit is the transportation resource for the Twin Cities, offering an integrated network of buses, light rail and commuter trains as well as resources for those who carpool, vanpool, walk or bike. There are no Metro Transit stops in Medina, but residents can drive to a number of nearby Park and Ride lots. Visit metrotransit.org for more information.

Carpooling.  Metro Transit maintains a list of people who are interested in carpooling. Use their online Matching Tool, enter your commute and see possible carpool partners.

If you carpool to work at least three times per week, you’re eligible for Metro Transit’s Guaranteed Ride Home program in case you have to work late or get home due to an emergency. You also may be eligible for preferred parking and cheaper auto insurance rates! More information can be found here: http://metrotransit.org/carpool.

Interfaith Outreach Community Partnership (IOCP) has a rides program where volunteers provide rides in their own vehicles to community members in need of getting to medical appointments or adult basic education (at its building).  Community members must live in one of the 8 communities served by IOCP (which includes Medina).

Community members needing transportation, call the transportation line (763) 489-7708 where volunteers will gather information about the needed ride.  The volunteer will then notify our volunteer drivers.  When a driver is able to take the ride, the ride is confirmed with the community member.  They ask for two business days’ notice and do their best to fill the ride.  The more notice they have the better they are able to meet the need. More information can be found here: http://www.iocp.org/programs/transportation.

Senior Community Services also is able to link seniors with services such as transportation. Call (952) 541-1019 for more information or visit their website at http://seniorcommunity.org/.

Comprehensive Guide on Transportation for Seniors by Senior Living: https://www.seniorliving.org/research/transportation-guide/

 

Medina Road Projects

Highway 55 Corridor Mapping – MnDOT maintains current information on future planning of the Highway 55 Corridor.  More Highway 55 information may also be found through the Highway 55 Corridor Coalition’s website at: www.highway55.org.

Brockton Lane Reconstruction – The City of Medina is partnering with the City of Plymouth on this project in 2019. Construction will take place between May and October 2019.

Hickory Drive – Street & Utility Improvement Project 

The project consists of roadway and utility improvements on Hickory Drive including full roadway reconstruction with concrete curb, storm sewer installation, watermain replacements, minor sanitary sewer repairs, and the construction of a stormwater pond located in the southeast corner of the property located at 3600 Hickory Drive. Tree removal will begin 8/7/19 and pipe work will begin week of 8/12/19.

The project team’s goal is to minimize impact on property owners; however, the project may restrict access to driveways periodically or parking may not be allowed during active construction operations. Property owners will be notified of these restrictions prior.

The project will be substantially complete in the fall of 2019. The final layer of bituminous pavement and any remaining punch list items will be completed by the end of June 2020.

Questions? Contact Jim Stremel (City Engineer/Project Manager) at jstremel@wsbeng.com 763.287.8532 or Steve Scherer (Public Works Director) at steve.scherer@medinamn.gov 763.473.8842.

Municipal State Aid Roadways

The City of Medina was able to become a Municipal State Aid (MSA) City in 2011 when the State DemograpMedinaMSAmap11-09-2010hers Office certified the population of Medina had reached 5,000. As part of this process the City can designate 20% of its streets as MSA routes.  The State Aid system will utilize a number of existing collector roadways to create the required east/west and north/south grid through the City. The City is then allocated funding annually based on a formula that involves population and miles of streets within the City. The annual State Aid funding that the City receives can be used to maintain, improve and reconstruct the roads on the City’s MSA routes. Click on the map to the right to view Medina’s MSA designated roadways.

Parking Regulations

The City of Medina regulates traffic and parking in the Medina City Code Book. Visit the Parking Regulations Page for details.