Wadena County
415 Jefferson St So
Wadena, MN  56482


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Transit Area and Fares

Friendly Rider Transit operates throughout the county and in adjacent townships to the west of Wadena providing services to the general population, and the elderly and disabled.  Friendly Rider also provides transit services in the cities of Staples, Bertha, and Hewitt in Todd County.  Four, sixteen-passenger buses with lift capacity operate Monday through Friday.  Saturday and Sunday morning transportation is available in the city of Wadena.  See the schedule for details.

Buses pick up and return riders to their homes. The fares are

·         $1.25 one way for 0-2 miles

·         $2.50 one way for 2-9 miles

·         $3.75 one way for over 9 miles

Passengers can purchase books of tickets (12 for $12.50) or monthly passes for $30.00.  Any group of ten or more to the same destination is half fare.  One child, 5 years of age and under, may ride free with a paying adult or guardian. 

Friendly Rider Transit works in conjunction with the Wadena County Volunteer Driver Program.

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Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed Holidays and Weekends

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Wadena County
415 Jefferson St So
Wadena, MN  56482

County Courthouse
Phone:  218-631-7650
Fax:  218-631-7652

Public Health
22 Dayton Ave SE
Wadena, MN  56482
Phone:  218-631-7629

Highway Department
221 Harry & Rich Drive
Wadena, MN  56482
Phone:  218-631-7636
Fax:  218-631-7638

Human Services
124 1st Street SE
Wadena, MN  56482
Phone:  218-631-7605
Fax:  218-631-7616