2300 Orleans Street West, Stillwater

(651) 439-7434

Community Thread Connector Loop

Community Thread Connector Loop

Mondays from 10am – 3pm
As of November 2022, the bus loop 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 2022, the 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 at all of the housing communities highlighted in yellow on the schedule on every loop. 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.

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: 

city of oak park heights logo
rotary club of stillwater logo


Stillwater Lions Club


Hugh J. Andersen Foundation