MVTA Connect

Introducing our pilot on-demand public transit service in Savage.

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MVTA is proud to announce the pilot of MVTA Connect, a new app-based, on-demand public transit service in the Savage area. In addition to trips anywhere in Savage, MVTA Connect provides service to Burnsville Transit Station and Burnsville Mall.

Flexible Options for South Metro Commuters

MVTA Connect delivers flexibility, value and more options for riders in the south metro to access the MVTA system of dedicated routes. MVTA Connect is available in Savage with service to the Burnsville Transit Station and the Burnsville Mall on a pilot basis. Service may be expanded in MVTA’s service area in the future.

  • App-based reservations and payment
  • $4 fares, in-app or cash upon pick-up
  • Service runs 6am-7pm M-F
  • Walk-on riders accepted (cash only, exact fare)
  • All-day free transfers to MVTA fixed routes

How to Ride MVTA Connect

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How it Works

Through MVTA Connect, riders can arrange a ride on an MVTA vehicle using a smartphone-based app called Microtransit or at ondemand.transloc.com.

1. Get the Microtransit App

The Microtransit app is available through Google Play or the App store and free to download.

2. Book a Ride

Open the Microtransit app and choose the MVTA Connect service by tapping “Book a Ride.”

3. Confirm Pick-Up & Drop-Off

Confirm your pick-up location, select your drop-off location, then choose your pick-up time and number of riders. If limited mobility accessibility is needed, a selection should be made at this time as well by tapping the wheelchair icon.

*First time users will be prompted to create an account with payment and personal information at this time.

4. Prep for Pickup

You can track the location of your driver with real-time GPS and plan for their arrival. You will receive a text message when a driver has been assigned to pick you up.

5. Share the Ride

During your ride, the MVTA driver may stop and pick up or drop off other riders. All rides provide curb-to-curb service.

Rider Guide Info

  • Be ready for your driver. The MVTA driver will wait at the pickup location for three minutes. After that time, the rider will be considered a no-show.
  • Cancellations can be made through the Microtransit app. The $4 fare is not refundable for a cancelled ride or a no-show.
  • Service animals are welcome on MVTA Connect. Pets are allowed if in a carrier.
  • A free all-day transfer is available to MVTA fixed-route buses.
  • Drivers will not accept gratuities. No discounted fares. Children ages 0-5 ride free with paying adult.
  • Enjoy the same MVTA benefits you’re used to, such as bike racks and limited mobility access.

Feedback

We want your feedback on MVTA Connect. Share what you like about the service, and what improvements we can make by sending us an email to mvta@mvta.com.

Get Started

Download the Microtransit App

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