The transportation system is open to the general public but caters to the elderly and people with special needs.
The transportation system utilizes all handicapped assessable twelve buses and ten vans.
SBT operates 18 different routes that are demand response at present.
The inter-city route on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday starts in Minot to Bismarck and back to Minot.
Reservations and cancellations are mandatory since the system won’t run unless we have rides, stops anywhere along the route, destination to destination, additional Bismarck and Mandan stops for riders if requested, call the office for more details.
Reservations: Curb-side service is provided to homes along routes. A 24 hour advance notice is required when making reservations due to high demand. It is very important that you call and cancel your reservation at least two hours before the pickup. If not, you will be charged a fare as a NO SHOW to be paid the next time you ride. Failing to cancel your ride prevents our system from adding riders who may need it. All rides should be requested no later than 2:00 pm the day before the ride is desired; reservations for Monday should be made the preceding Friday since there is no weekend service. If you plan to make several stops, please schedule all of them at the time you make your initial reservation. This will help the driver stay on schedule and prevent other passengers from being late for their appointments.
Passengers using an assistance device (such as a wheelchair or walker) are requested to inform the dispatcher of such in order for the driver to better prepare and assist passengers. Reservation can be made by calling 701-852-8008. The main dispatch telephone is TDD equipped for the hearing impaired. Dial-A-Ride Service – Call 1-800-927-8318 or 852-8008 for reservations or for information on the service. All routes to Minot, ND connect with all commercial bus lines, airlines and Amtrak.
Souris Basin Transportation is open to the general public in the counties of Burke, Bottineau, McHenry, Mountrail, Pierce, Renville, McLean, Morton, Burleigh and Ward.
Darrell Francis, CCTM, CSSM, PASS, Executive Director
PO Box 2211, Minot, ND 58702
Michelle Glasgow, Administrative Assistant
Melanie Geiger, Transit Coordinator 701-839-7433
Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Telephone Main Dispatch
Toll Free: (800) 927-8318
The main dispatch telephone is TDD equipped for the hearing impaired.
P.O. Box 2211
Minot, ND 58702
805 31st Street SE
Minot, ND 58703
Souris Basin Transportation (SBT) was organized in 1979. The planning committee established the region, organization, and what the mission would be for the organization: Rural Transportation. Applied for funding and received a grant from the USDA to start the initial transit system to in the region where inadequate or non-existing opportunities for transporting residents. Our purpose is to provide the safest and most economical rural public transportation system for the citizens of the region/State and provide leadership in ever-changing transportation environment.