Park & Ride
The MVTA operates park & ride lots throughout its five member cities. Passengers may park their cars free of charge and board a bus, carpool or vanpool. Some lots also feature free bicycle racks and/or bicycle lockers available for a nominal monthly rental charge. These facilities are generally for daily commuter parking and are not designed for overnight parking.
MVTA's largest facility is the Burnsville Transit Station, which has 1300 parking spaces, making it the largest park & ride in the metro area. The station also features indoor climate-controlled waiting, pay phones, restrooms, drinking fountains, vending machines, bus pass sales, newspaper sales and transit information.
The Apple Valley Transit Station opened in January 2010 and re-opened in July 2012. BRT service began from this station in June 2013. This station features some 750 surface and structured spaces, indoor climate-controlled waiting, restrooms and transit information. Buses pick up and drop off right on Cedar Avenue, with riders crossing from the southbound drop off via the pedestrian overpass to get back to their cars.
The Cedar Grove Transit Station opened in March 20, 2010 and serves as a hub for MVTAs local transit service, service to the University of Minnesota and METRO Red Line service. The site has parking for more than 150 vehicles and includes a climate-controlled waiting area and transit information. A "green" build, the site occupies a former brownfield.
The Eagan Transit Station features parking deck, with some 750 parking spaces for bus passengers and retail patrons. The site includes retail partners Coles Salon, LeeAnn Chin, Starbucks, Brueggers Bagels, The Tobacco Outlet and The Mobile Phone Company. The indoor/outdoor waiting area also includes bus schedules, and a restroom.
The Rosemount Transit Station opened in December 2012 and provides express service to downtown Minneapolis as well as local/flex service to Apple Valley and Burnsville. The site has parking for about 100 vehicles and includes a climate-controlled waiting area and transit information.
Other park & rides are located in Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Savage and Shakopee; use the buttons to the left for more information.