About SouthWest Transit


In 1986, the SouthWest Minneapolis suburbs of Chaska, Chanhassen, and Eden Prairie chose to opt out of the Metropolitan Transit Commission transit system in accordance with Minnesota State Statutes. Under a joint powers agreement between the three cities, they created their own transit system, SouthWest Metro Transit.

Now known as SouthWest Transit, we continue to be the public transit agency for Chaska, Chanhassen and Eden Prairie, as well as Carver. We currently offer service to and from Downtown Minneapolis, the University of Minnesota, Normandale Community College and Best Buy Headquarters.

In addition to our regular route service, we also offer a number of seasonal services, including State Fair, Twins Express, Vikings Express, Gophers Express, select concerts, and more.

At SouthWest Transit, we believe transportation is about more than just moving people from place to place. It’s an opportunity to make life better and to transform perspectives. With us, you can “Expect the Best” because:

  • We put people first
  • We continually reinvent what public transportation means
  • We make people's days, day after day
  • We are more than just a transit agency
  • We are part of the community, and we help it thrive