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MVTA Launches New Commuter Service

The Minnesota Valley Transit Authority, Burnsville, MN, recently launched peak-period service connecting the Rosemount Transit Station with downtown St. Paul, funded with federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality dollars.

MVTA also increased the number of commuter bus trips into St. Paul along its existing routes from Apple Valley, Burnsville and Eagan, anticipating a combined daily ridership of 300-350 on the new routes.

MVTA spokesperson Robin Selvig explained that many residents of Rosemount requested service to St. Paul for their daily commutes to state offices or other major downtown employers such as Travelers Insurance and Lawson Software. “When we were awarded the funds to expand our service to St. Paul from our other suburban communities, it made sense to start service to St. Paul from Rosemount,” she said.

Selvig noted that MVTA instituted service in 2012 between Rosemount and downtown Minneapolis and the line has seen rapid growth since that time.
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