New Route to Serve Shakopee from Mall of America, Burnsville Beginning Aug. 20

MVTA_Route_495 alt Employers in Shakopee will gain a new source of workers from throughout the Twin Cities, beginning Aug. 20 with the launch of Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA) Route 495. This new route, to operate seven days per week, will travel between Mall of America, Burnsville Transit Station and Marschall Road Transit Station in . . . → Read More: New Route to Serve Shakopee from Mall of America, Burnsville Beginning Aug. 20

STA Honors Representatives Tim Kelly, Tony Albright and Jen Loon

From Left: MVTA Chair Clint Hooppaw (Apple Valley), Eden Prairie Mayor Nancy Tyre Lukens, STA Vice Chair Jerry McDonald, STA Chair Jeff Wosje (Plymouth), Rep. Jen Loon, Rep. Tony Albright, Rep. Tim Kelly, Eagan Councilmember Gary Hansen.

Eden Prairie, MN – The Suburban Transit Association (STA) recognized Representatives Tim Kelly (R-21A – southeastern Minnesota), . . . → Read More: STA Honors Representatives Tim Kelly, Tony Albright and Jen Loon

STA Honors Senators Jim Carlson, Greg Clausen

Burnsville, MN – The Suburban Transit Association (STA) recently recognized Senators Jim Carlson (D-Eagan) and Sen. Greg Clausen (D-Rosemount/Apple Valley) for their efforts on behalf of transit. Sen. Carlson was honored for being the chief author of SF 1487 that funded a demonstration suburb-to-suburb transit service between Shakopee and Maple Grove via highways 494 . . . → Read More: STA Honors Senators Jim Carlson, Greg Clausen

Rep. Sandy Masin Receives STA “Friend of Transit” at MVTA Eagan Bus Garage

MVTA Chair and Apple Valley Councilmember Clint Hooppaw (left) and STA Chair and Eagan Councilmember Gary Hansen (right) congratulate Rep. Sandra Masin on her 2014 Friend of Transit Award from the Suburban Transit Association.

The Suburban Transit Providers presented a “Friend of Transit” award to Rep. Sandra Masin at the Minnesota Valley Transit . . . → Read More: Rep. Sandy Masin Receives STA “Friend of Transit” at MVTA Eagan Bus Garage

City of Maple Grove named Money’s Magazine Second Best Place to Live

Maple Grove is the second best place to live to live in the country, according to Money magazine’s annual best places to live issue. The City of Eagan was ranked #11. The magazine ranked the 50 best small cities (population between 50,000 and 300,000), from a pool of 781 cities, based on 50 factors, including . . . → Read More: City of Maple Grove named Money’s Magazine Second Best Place to Live

Metropolitan Region Seeks Input on Service Improvement Plan (SIP)

Suburban Transit Providers are working on their contributions to a regional Service Improvement Plan (SIP). Preparation of this regional plan (last completed in 2009) will help demonstrate the benefits of additional revenue for transit and transportation as well as identify improvements necessary to meet the demands of the regional and to meet long-term ridership goals.

. . . → Read More: Metropolitan Region Seeks Input on Service Improvement Plan (SIP)

STA Providers Receive Awards at MPTA Conference

Suburban Transit Providers MVTA and SW Transit receive honors at Minnesota Public Transit Association Conference. . . . → Read More: STA Providers Receive Awards at MPTA Conference

Maple Grove Transit Offers Link to Jefferson Lines

Residents of Maple Grove and surrounding communities now have the ability to board Jefferson Lines buses at the Parkway Transit Station Transit Station, located near the Maple Grove Hospital at 9870 Maple Grove Parkway to travel throughout the State of Minnesota and with the ability to connect to other intercity providers across the country. . . . → Read More: Maple Grove Transit Offers Link to Jefferson Lines

Plymouth Resident Wins Regional Commuter Challenge

Plymouth resident Dimitri Hatziegeorgiou was the grand prize winner of an IPAD2 in the 2011 Regional Commuter Challenge. “I have enjoyed using Plymouth Metrolink and my new bike to ride to Starbucks to work. I use my laptop on the bus versus driving to the office. ” . . . → Read More: Plymouth Resident Wins Regional Commuter Challenge

Suburban Providers Offer Rides to Minnesota State Fair

Save time and money – ride the bus to the Minnesota State Fair from Burnsville, Chanhassen, Eagan, Eden Prairie and Maple Grove. . . . → Read More: Suburban Providers Offer Rides to Minnesota State Fair