MVTA bus in the fall

MVTA Employment Opportunities

The MVTA currently has an opening for a Transit Planner.

MVTA Transit Planner

The Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA) was founded in 1990 and provides public transit services through a Joint Powers Agreement to the cities of Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Prior Lake, Rosemount, Savage, and Shakopee, MN (southern suburbs of the Twin Cities). Since its founding, MVTA has grown to be the second largest public transit agency in the state with nearly 3 million rides in 2016.  MVTA’s hallmark is a focus on customer service and we are proud to operate 32 routes, including local, express, and bus rapid transit, with approximately 165 buses that are housed at two bus garages.  MVTA’s system includes six transit stations and eight park and ride lots that have a combined capacity of more than 6,300 spaces. 


If you would enjoy a highly visible position that offers satisfying new challenges every day, consider a future with the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA).  Due to exciting growth, we have an outstanding opportunity for a Transit Planner to assist in planning, transit collaboration, data analysis, and schedule production. Under direction from the Planning Manager, the Transit Planner is responsible for transit review, service development, analysis and data interpretation, production of transit schedules, and coordination of transit needs with cities, counties, and businesses.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Urban, Regional, or Transportation Planning, Geography, Architecture, Public Policy or closely related field. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Two (2) years of general planning or related experience.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong communication skills - written, verbal and in presentation format.


Salary Range $57,288-$85,932 annual DOQ.


See links for the complete job description (Transit Planner Job Description and application (Application). An "official" application must include cover letter, resume, and completed job application. Forward completed application to  Closes Friday, March 3rd, 2017. EOE.

If interested in a driving or mechanic position, contact our provider to apply:

Schmitty and Sons Transit (Eagan)
Phone: 952-985-7516

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