Brown County Heartland Express has expanded its free rides to individuals who need to access essential services due to the COVID-19 pandemic to ALL rides through May 1. Only individuals free of any symptoms of illness should ride the bus. If you need supplies, but are not feeling well, please ask someone else to use this free ride offer to pick up supplies for you. This suspended fare service will be offered through May 1st and be reviewed at that time to determine if there is a continued need. Please call Brown County Heartland Express dispatch office, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am to 3:00 pm at 359-2717 or 1-800-707-2717 to schedule your ride. All ride requests still need to be made at least one business day and up to 14 days in advance of your needed ride. Heartland Express buses operate in New Ulm, Monday through Friday from 6:00 am until 6:00 pm. Buses also operate in Sleepy Eye, Springfield and Comfrey, Monday through Friday from8 a.m. until 5 p.m. All hours of operation are subject to change depending on demand and bus availability during this public health crisis.