Dakota County is extending the DakotaLink transportation service for one year and offering the shuttle service to all residents.

The bus service was launched in 2019 to help residents who lack transportation get to county appointments, court hearings, public health visits and other meetings. It can now be used to ride to work, visit friends and family, and get to shopping locations.

The service runs three times daily Monday–Friday between the Judicial Center in Hastings and transit hubs at Cedar Grove Transit Station in Eagan and the Signal Hills Shopping Center in West St. Paul, where riders can access Metro Transit and Minnesota Valley Transit Authority bus connections.

The Dakota County Board of Commissioners approved a 12-month extension of the service Feb. 25. In addition to the extension.