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LeRoy, Grand Meadow and Chester, IA to Rochester
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New Routes, Schedules Beginning Dec. 2

After collecting feedback from riders and non-riders over several months, we are launching new commuter routes and schedules beginning Dec. 2. We will add two additional routes to Rochester in the morning and one additional route to Grand Meadow, LeRoy and Chester in the afternoon. We will operate these routes guaranteed through April 30, 2020. Come spring, we will evaluate each route to decide whether these new schedules are sustainable. If you have any feeback, please send it to

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Mayo Clinic to Raise Commuter Bus Subsidy, Beg. Jan. 2, 2020

Mayo Clinic employees already enjoy a substantial discount when using LeRoy City Lines. Mayo recently announced it will significantly raise the commuter bus subsidy by paying 65% of each bus fare, effective Jan. 2, 2020.

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Pete Dohlman Driver

Axel Gumbel Manager

Craig Jacobson Manager

Dale Martin Driver

Bill Miles Driver

Rick Roe Driver

Kyle Rosedahl Driver

Patty White City Clerk

Commuter Service

We provide four trips to Rochester in the morning and three return trips in the afternoon, Monday through Friday. Our first morning route currently does not stop in Grand Meadow, and our last morning route does not stop in Chester. All afternoon trips stop in each city.

View our current schedule, effective through April 30, 2020.

Chester 5:01 a.m. 5:32 a.m. 6:05 a.m. --
LeRoy 5:13 a.m. 5:45 a.m. 6:18 a.m. 6:48 a.m.
Grand Meadow -- 6:08 a.m. 6:42 a.m. 7:13 a.m.
Saint Marys 6:00 a.m. 6:35 a.m. 7:10 a.m. 7:39 a.m.
Downtown 6:05 a.m. 6:40 a.m. 7:15 a.m. 7:44 a.m.
Saint Marys 3:40 p.m. 4:05 p.m. 5:05 p.m.
Downtown 3:45 p.m. 4:13 p.m. 5:13 p.m.
Grand Meadow 4:17 p.m. 4:49 p.m. 5:49 p.m.
LeRoy 4:37 p.m. 5:09 p.m. 6:09 p.m.
Chester 4:48 p.m. 5:20 p.m. 6:20 p.m.

Commuter Fares

We offer a simple commuter fare structure with identical ticket prices, no matter where you board our buses. Our fare options include single-ride, 10-ride and monthly passes. You can purchase tickets from the driver, at LeRoy and Grand Meadow city halls and at Route 63 Travel Plaza in Chester. Mayo Clinic employees enjoy a substantial subsidy on 10-ride and monthly passes, which must be purchased at Mayo Clinic Parking & Transportation locations in downtown Rochester or on the Saint Marys campus. 10-ride passes have no expiration date. Monthly passes are valid from the first through the last day of the month.

View our full fare structure:

  Mayo employees (subsidized) Non-Mayo employees
One-way $11 $11
10-ride pass $52 $92
Monthly $148 $228

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