Community Thread Connector Loop

  • Reminder: The Connector Bus Loop will not be in service on Monday, December 26, 2022, and Monday January 1, 2023. 

Community Thread Connector Loop
Mondays from 10am – 3pm
Beginning Monday, November 7, 2022 fare is waived. Voluntary donations are accepted.

 

How it Works
The Community Thread Connector Loop runs every Monday from 10am – 3pm, with scheduled stops at housing complexes, area businesses, retail stores and other community destinations, serving the greater Stillwater and Oak Park Heights area. Click here to view the bus loop schedule.

The Community Thread Connector Loop is open to all. As of November 7, 2022, fare is waived for all riders; voluntary donations are accepted. Planned stops will be offered on an hourly loop schedule, with the flexibility to request a stop nearby.

There are no age or income restrictions. The 14 person bus is wheelchair and walker accessible, with a lift. Caregivers and personal care assistants may ride for free.

The bus stops each loop at all of the housing communities highlighted in yellow on the schedule. The bus will proceed to the destinations listed and will only return to a destination if someone was dropped off there on a previous loop. If a rider wishes to be picked up from a destination, and the bus did not take them there, they will need to call Newtrax at (651) 846-9302 to request a ride.

How Stops are Determined
A local community Advisory Committee recommends the best route to serve the most people, based on requirements to become a route stop and survey feedback from potential users.

NOTE: If the Stillwater Area Public Schools (ISD #834) are closed due to inclement weather, the bus will not be in service. The Connector Loop will not be offered on Mondays that are holidays.

Questions? Email contact@communitythreadmn.org , call 651-439-7434 or check out our FAQ.

Bus Loop Schedule and Route Map

A printed bus schedule is available at the following locations:

Ann Bodlovick Apartments

Community Thread

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute 

Green Twig Apartments

Lakeview Hospital

Oak Park Senior Living

Oak Ridge Place

Raymie Johnson Estates

Rivertown Commons

Stillwater Area Chamber of Commerce

Stillwater Medical Group

 

Many thanks to the generous sponsors who are making this community service possible: 

 

Stillwater Lions Club

 

Hugh J. Andersen Foundation