Route 495 to begin service to downtown Savage

Local officials gathered this week to mark the start of new public transportation service in downtown Savage. Pictured, from left, are Savage City Engineer Seng Thongvanh, Savage Council member Bob Coughlen, Minnesota Valley Transit Authority Executive Director Luther Wynder, Scott County Commissioner Jon Ulrich, Savage City Administrator Brad Larson, and Savage Mayor Janet Williams.Local officials gathered this week to mark the start of new public transportation service in downtown Savage. Pictured, from left, are Savage City Engineer Seng Thongvanh, Savage Council member Bob Coughlen, Minnesota Valley Transit Authority Executive Director Luther Wynder, Scott County Commissioner Jon Ulrich, Savage City Administrator Brad Larson, and Savage Mayor Janet Williams.

Beginning Sept. 14, MVTA Route 495 will now stop in downtown Savage. The City of Savage has worked closely with MVTA to improve the city’s connectivity and provide new public transportation options for Savage residents.

“We are pleased to celebrate the expansion of Route 495 service to the city of Savage and the ability to provide more connections to Savage residents and employees seven days a week,” said Luther Wynder, MVTA executive director.

Currently, Route 495 – MVTA’s fastest growing route – runs between Shakopee, Burnsville and the Mall of America. The new stops in Savage will provide transportation access to employees in the downtown area as well as provide new travel options for Savage residents for leisure, work and daily appointments.

Route 495 connects with transit hubs at Burnsville Transit Station and Mall of America that provide connections throughout the metro. Six eastbound and six westbound trips will have stops in downtown Savage.

Eastbound Trips (From Marschall Road Transit Station to Savage continuing to Burnsville Transit Station and Mall of America). Savage stop at southwest corner of 123rd Street and Princeton:

9:50 a.m.
10:50 a.m.
11:50 a.m.
5:50 p.m.
7:50 p.m.
9:46 p.m.

Westbound Trips (From Mall of America through Burnsville Transit Station to Savage continuing to Marschall Road Transit Station). Savage stop north of 123rd between Princeton and Ottawa (in front of the Savage Depot):

9:17 a.m.
10:17 a.m.
11:17 a.m.
5:17 p.m.
7:17 p.m.
9:17 p.m.

With 34 million daily riders, public transit benefits every segment of American society. Public transportation provides a safe, sustainable and affordable means of travel to riders and promotes economic development by increasing business sales, job creation, home values and more. As of April 2019, a two-person household on average saves $837 per month by taking transit and downsizing by one car.

For additional information about the new stops in Savage or assistance with trip planning, call MVTA Customer Service at 952-882-7500.

 

 

 

 

 

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