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State Fair Express Bus Service

Ride the MVTA Pronto Bus to the State Fair from Burnsville/Eagan Transit Stations (daily) and Marschall Road Transit Station, Shakopee, (Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day)


Burnsville, Minn. – (August 5, 2015) – Have tickets to a Grandstand concert?  Entered something in a creative activities competition?  Love the carnival rides?  Can’t wait to see the butter sculptures or the livestock?  Feel the need to gorge yourself on fried foods-on-a-stick?  Take the worry-free way to the State Fair - ride the Pronto Bus from Burnsville, Eagan and Shakopee to the Minnesota State Fair Aug. 27 through Sept. 7.  Round trip bus fare remains just $5.

Weekday Schedule (except Labor Day)

On weekdays, State Fair Express buses will operate to/from the Burnsville and Eagan Transit Stations and the State Fairgrounds.  Buses will leave hourly from 8 a.m. at Burnsville and from 10 a.m. at Eagan, traveling to the Fairgrounds until 7 p.m.  Buses return from the Fairgrounds from 12 noon to 12 midnight.

Weekend/Labor Day Schedule

Weekends (Saturdays/Sundays) and Labor Day buses will operate to/from the State Fair from the Burnsville, Eagan and Marschall Road (Shakopee) Transit Stations beginning at 8 a.m.  Buses will leave Burnsville and Eagan every 30 minutes from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Buses will depart Marschall Road every 60 minutes.  Buses will leave the Fairgrounds to return to Burnsville, Eagan and Shakopee on the same schedule from 12 noon to 12 midnight.

Round-trip fare is $5 cash for all riders age 5 and older; fares are free for children 4 and under.  The round-trip fare is collected when boarding in Burnsville, Eagan or Shakopee, and no fare is collected on the return trip.  Payment is required in the form of dollar bills and/or coins (no pennies).  There are no one-way fares.  Stored Value Cards, 31-Day Passes, Go-To Cards, U-Passes and Metropasses are NOT valid on State Fair services.  MVTA also does NOT honor  the Metro Transit Bus Bargain fare.

'Ride Out The Summer' Promotion Begins August 1!

The “Ride Out the Summer” promotion allows up to three children (age 12 and under) to ride free with each paid fare on Saturdays and Sundays throughout August on all Metro Transit and MVTA routes.


This promotion does not include State Fair bus service.


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Metro Red Line, MVTA Routes Change Aug. 22

Select MVTA schedules change on August 22. New schedules should be on buses the week of August 17. Riders can also call MVTA at 952-882-7500 to have schedules mailed to them.

Here is a summary of the route changes:


• Trip is non-stop between Burnsville Transit Station and County Road 5.

Trips added:
• Northbound (from BTS) 6:15, 8:45, 9:37, 10:36, 11:36 am and 12:36 pm
• Southbound (from Oak/4th) 10:37, 11:37 am and 12:37, 4:14, 5:29, 5:59, 6:29 and 7:37 pm
• Running time has been adjusted to reflect travel conditions.
• Timepoints at 2nd/10th, Anderson Hall, Oak/Washington and Ridder are updated to 4:36, 4:49, 4:59 and 5:02 pm

• 4:02 pm SB Route 472 trip from Gateway moved to 3:48 pm departure

• Route 475 Northbound Trip from AVTS added at 8:23 am

• 10 minutes added to travel time of 4:26 pm Southbound Trip from Gateway Ramp between Lake Street and AVTS

• Two stops removed in St. Paul (6th/Wacouta & Sibley and 5th/Jackson & Sibley)
• Stop added at 6th/Wall

• Two stops removed in St. Paul (6th/Wacouta & Sibley and 5th/Jackson & Sibley)
• Stop added at 6th/Wall
• 3:53 trip adjusted to depart Boulder Lakes at 3:48 pm

Remove 4th Ave @ 3rd Street stop on SB trips

• Northbound trips after 6 am depart 10 minutes earlier at 6:30, 6:55 and 7:20 am
• 10 minutes running time added to most trips; see updated Pocket Schedule for details

METRO Red Line Weekday
• Northbound Trips (AVTS) removed at 5:18 and 5:48 am and 6:34 pm
• Northbound Trips (AVTS) added at 3:45 and 4:35 am
• Southbound Trips (MOA) removed at 5:16, 5:46, 6:16 am and 6:31 pm
• Southbound Trip (MOA) added at 5:03 am
• Southbound Trips will depart MOA two minutes later from 5:19 pm until 10:49 pm (see pocket schedule)
• Running time adjustments to trips throughout the day; see updated Pocket Schedule for details
• 28th Avenue stop is temporary until transit improvements are complete

METRO Red Line Weekend
• Northbound Trips (AVTS) added at 3:45, 4:45 and 5:35 am
• Southbound Trip (MOA) added at 6:12 am

MVTA Launches Mobile App Ride MVTA

The Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA) has launched its own mobile application – Ride MVTA - available for free in both the Apple store and on Google Play.  The mobile app provides the same functionality available on but optimizes the design for mobile use.

            “The development of Ride MVTA is the third phase of introducing a new website,” said MVTA Vice Chair and Scott County Commissioner Jon Ulrich, who has long been advocating that MVTA create a mobile application. “The new site was launched Jan. 1 of this year and since then we have added a community forum and photos feature and now the mobile application.”  He added, “We invite the public to check out these tools as a means to keep current about transit information, and we welcome input.”

            In addition to viewing the full site, riders using Ride MVTA can view routes/schedules, use the trip planner, sign up for and check Route Alerts, send comments to the MVTA, set “favorite” bus stops, send photos to the MVTA and participate in community discussions.  “We have worked hard to establish a clean look to our app,” said Robin Selvig, MVTA Customer Relations Manager.  “Transit riders have gained a great deal of sophistication in using smart phones and we hope this tool will make access to transit information easier,” she said.