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KL2 Connects LLC has been retained by The Minnesota Valley Transportation Authority (MVTA) to recruit an Executive Director who will lead an organization of approximately 130 buses with a $28 million operating budget, moving nearly three million riders each year. The MVTA is a joint powers agency that provides transit services within the cities of Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Rosemount, Prior Lake, Savage, and Shakopee and commute services to/from downtown Minneapolis/St. Paul. MVTA contracts with a local transit operations/maintenance service provider (non-union) to provide both the local and commute service including operations of the Metro Transit Red Line BRT service. The nine-member Board of Directors is made up of elected officials appointed to the Board from the member cities and their two counties and the MVTA has a direct staff of 14 employees who oversee contract operations, transit facility development and operation, marketing, finance, grants, and governmental relations.
Students enrolled in Eastview High School’s Multimedia class have produced interior panels for display in local and express Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA) buses. The panels focus on themes involving school spirit and transit.
The students from three Multimedia classes, taught by Nick Fornicoia, had their work reviewed by MVTA staff, with winning entries from each class selected in the two categories. First Period Winners were: MVTA Category – sophomore Ashley Barington, daughter of Michelle Barington of Apple Valley; School Spirit – junior Jack Mason, son of Greg and Susie Mason of Eagan. Fifth Period Winners were: MVTA Category – sophomore Ethan Pichardo, son of Elizabeth Pichardo of Apple Valley; School Spirit – sophomore Dominic Petersson, son of Sandra Castillo if Apple Valley. Sixth Period Winners were: MVTA Category – junior Logan Albrecht, son of Joelle and Patrick Albrecht of Apple Valley; School Spirit – junior Blake Hoeschen, son of Al and Ruth Hoeschen of Apple Valley. The students received a $25 gift certificate to Best Buy for their efforts and all participating students received an “actual size” panel of their work. All panels are installed on MVTA buses operating throughout the seven cities served.
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.
“It is so much fun to see the creative efforts of today’s students,” said Robin Selvig, MVTA Customer Service Manager. “Students are very sophisticated in using graphic tools and techniques to complete their projects. We hope it is 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,” she said.
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.
The MVTA RFP for Cleaining and Window Washing Services has been released and proposals are due on Dec. 1, 2015 at 3 p.m. at the Customer Service Window at the Burnsville Transit Station, 100 E. Highway 13, Burnsville, MN
TVMs are also at Apple Valley, Cedar Grove, 140th and 147th St. Stations
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If you do experience theft, damage or vandalism, or if you see something suspicious, contact the local police immediately. Please also contact Minnesota Valley Transit Authority at (952) 882-7500.