Latest News & Events
Latest News & Events
The Minnesota Valley Transit Authority is currently conducting a study reviewing current local transit service in northern Scott County, including the cities of Prior Lake, Savage and Shakopee, and examining unmet needs, opportunities for additional local routes or service, and connections to existing service. As part of this study, the following survey has been created and we invite you to complete it - particularly if you are a rider in Burnsville, Prior Lake, Savage and/or Shakopee. Thank you in advance.
Burnsville, Minn. (Dec. 16, 2014) The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has again been awarded to the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA) by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). The award was presented for the MVTA's 2013 comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).
"This is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting," said MVTA Treasurer and Savage Councilmember Jane Victorey. "We proudly accept the award." Victorey added, "We have said this before, but the MVTA takes its fiduciary responsibilities very seriously." This is the fourth year the MVTA has received this recognition.
Lois Spear, MVTA's Finance Officer, received an Award of Financial Reporting Achievement for the role she played in preparing the award-winning CAFR.
The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program including demonstrating a constructive "spirit of full disclosure" to clearly communicate its financial story and to motivate potential reading of the CAFR. GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals.
MVTA is the public transportation provider for residents and businesses of Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Prior Lake, Rosemount, Savage and Shakopee. Call (952) 882-7500 for transit information or visit the MVTA web-site at www.mvta.com.
Recently, an additional ten buses were equipped with Wi-Fi! No password required. Bus assignment to routes may vary day-to-day. Wi-Fi is also available at Burnsville Transit Station and Eagan Transit Station.
Buses with Wi-Fi: 4048, 4049, 4577, 4578, 4579, 4580, 4581, 4692, 4693, 4730, 4731, 4732, 4733, 4734, 4946
The students' "school spirit" and "transit" artwork was reviewed by the MVTA and winning entries were selected in the two categories. Winners from each of the three classes were: School Spirit - Sophomore Amanda Tran (Eagan); Senior Jonathan Mullen (Apple Valley); and Senior Dennis Tran (Eagan) and Transit - Sophomore Jake Nichols (Apple Valley); Junior Stephen Bergman (Apple Valley); and Junior Olivia Nichols (Apple Valley). The students each received a $25 gift certificate to Best Buy for their efforts.
As part of their class, students were to complete a project using software such as Photoshop, along with a variety of graphics and images. The MVTA had the panels printed and dry mounted by Cornerstone Copy Center, for display on the interior of MVTA buses. Students were also given a copy of their final product.
"Today's students are so creative and sophisticated in using graphic tools and techniques to complete their projects," said program coordinator Robin Selvig, MVTA Customer Service Manager. Selvig added, "It is exciting to see what the students create and we appreciate the opportunity to partner with Eastview High School." Selvig added, "We hope its fun for the students to receive life-size copies of their bus panels and we invite them to ride the buses to see their work."
This project is part of a strategic partnership between the MVTA and area schools. Other area high schools interested in participating in this program are invited to contact the MVTA. Cornerstone Copy Center also participates by producing the panels for a reduced price.
MVTA is the public transportation provider for the businesses and residents of Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Prior Lake, Rosemount, Savage and Shakopee.
Routes 490, 491, 492, 496 and 498 will operate a reduced service schedule December 22-23, 26, 29-30. View schedule below for information!