The City of Pipestone's Transit Program has been in existence for approximately 24 years. The taxi service is demand responsive and all residents of the city are eligible to use the service. Initially, the program operated with 1 taxi. A second taxi was needed in order to satisfy the demand. In 1995 the city acquired their first 11 passenger, 1-wheelchair accessible bus. At present, the city has 3 of the aforementioned buses. Since the transit program has been in existence, the amount of service has been steadily increasing. In 1990, 19,854 passengers used the taxis; in 1999, 28,229 passengers were counted. There were 29,365 passengers in 2000. Passengers are charged for rides, however, tokens are available to lessen the financial burden of the service.