DCTC Students ride Route 420 Free!
For Routes: 420, 442, 476, 477, 478, 479, RED
Oct 8th, 2019 2:46 pm
Starting Thursday, Oct. 17, through Thursday, Oct. 31, Dakota County Technical College students may ride the 420 for free. Students need to show DCTC Identification to ride the bus. Note: Students are allowed to get free transfers upon request.
Update for the Southbridge 169 Access Gate Repairs
For Routes: 490, 491, 492
Oct 2nd, 2019 8:27 am
The actuator at the Southbridge gate failed and was removed for repair. MVTA had planned to replace the gate controller this month, therefore we will have the vendor replace the actuator and the gate controller at the same time. We are aiming for this work to be completed the week of October 21st with general gate availability the week of 28th.
Johnny Cake Ridge Road Closure 9/23/19-11/29/19
For Route: 420
Sep 18th, 2019 3:45 pm
City of Apple Valley will be fully closing Johnny Cake Ridge Road between 144th St. and 149th St. Detour info below.
420 Westbound: Regular on 142nd Street, right on Johnny Cake Ridge Road, left on 140th Street, left on Flagstaff, right on 147th Street and back to regular.
420 Eastbound: Regular on 147th Street left on Flagstaff, right on 140th Street, right on Johnny Cake Ridge Road, left on 142nd Street and back to regular.
Town Centre Drive Stops Relocated, Effective Immediately 9/16/19
For Route: 445
Sep 16th, 2019 1:16 pm
Effective immediately, the stops at Town Centre Dr at #1200 are being relocated to Promenade Ave. The City of Eagan has relocated the crosswalk to Promenade Ave.
Old Eastbound Stop: Town Centre Dr. at #1200 SW corner
New Eastbound Stop: Town Centre Dr. at Promenade SW corner
Old Westbound Stop: Town Centre Dr. at #1200 N corner
New Westbound Stop: Town Centre Dr. at Promenade NE corner
Routes 475 and 480 using Old Apple Valley Transit Station during construction
For Routes: 475, 480
Sep 2nd, 2019 2:43 pm
Route 475 and Route 480 boarding change
During construction of the ramp at Apple Valley Transit Station, Route 475 and Route 480 buses will pick up and drop off passengers at Old Apple Valley Transit Station (across Gaslight from Red Robin and the movie theater). All other routes will continue to use current boarding areas.
12th Street Stop: Ramp Closure Friday, June 21 - July 5; Riders Directed to Marquette/9th St "C" Stop
For Routes: 460, 464, 465, 470, 472, 475, 476, 477, 478, 479
Jun 20th, 2019 4:06 am
Beginning the morning of Friday, June 21, the bus stop on 12th Street (near the Convention Center) will not be served. The 12th Street exit ramp that we currently use to leave downtown will close June 21 through July 5.
Buses leaving downtown will continue to follow Marquette Avenue, turn left on 10th Street, turn right on 4th Avenue, then exit to 35W southbound.
All riders who currently use the stop on 12th Street are directed to board on Marquette at 9th Street at Bus Stop C.
Downtown Minneapolis Delays
For Routes: 460, 464, 465, 470, 472, 475, 476, 477, 478, 479, 490, 493
Jun 19th, 2019 9:21 am
As our Riders are aware, we continue to experience significant delays traveling south on Marquette Avenue in the afternoons. Southbound 'first-run' trips typically begin on time at Gateway Ramp. However, during the afternoon rush hour, cross-traffic blocks intersections along Marquette. Buses are not legally permitted to enter an intersection unless able to fully clear it. At times, buses are waiting up to 3 or 4 light cycles to be able to do this. Buses are then delayed moving through Minneapolis, and the buses that return to Minneapolis to begin 2nd- and 3rd-run trips begin later than scheduled.
Weather, road construction, and traffic incidents add to the already-significant delays. Days/evenings when major events (i.e. baseball games) take place downtown, delays are compounded significantly. There have been several days already this season that travel time from Gateway Ramp to the Convention Center takes over 60 minutes.
Please know that we are aware that this situation is frustrating for everyone involved, and that our bus operators are doing the best they can to navigate through the Downtown Corridor. We have been working with the City of Minneapolis to seek solutions and improvements. We are currently seeking funding for traffic control assistance and also working with a new vendor to provide real-time bus location information to our riders.
In the meantime, we greatly appreciate your patience.
Apple Valley Transit Station Ramp Closure Begins Saturday, June 15
For Routes: 420, 440, 442, 477, 480, RED
Jun 10th, 2019 9:07 am
Ramp to close Saturday June 15; interim parking plan to begin
The Apple Valley Transit Station is set to get a major makeover this year that will add two additional levels of ramp parking.
The construction project will begin this week and the ramp will close Saturday, June 15, and remain closed to parking during the construction period, which is expected to last until mid December. Beginning June 15, transit customers will be directed to interim ground parking locations (identified on the attached picture).
MVTA advises customers to park in designated parking spaces.
In addition to the parking expansion at AVTS, the construction will provide a variety of other improvements, including:
- Adding a second elevator at the ramp.
- Energy-efficient LED lighting.
- Accessibility improvements on existing levels at the main entrance.
- A modern façade on the AVTS ramp.
- Additional security cameras to improve public safety.
Route 475 and Route 480 change
During construction, Route 475 and Route 480 buses will pick up and drop off passengers at Old Apple Valley Transit Station. Other routes will continue to use current boarding areas
Johnny Cake Ridge Road Construction Begins May 7: Buses to Detour (See Update)
For Route: 476
May 1st, 2019 1:19 am
Construction along Johnny Cake Ridge Road between McAndrews and 140th St. W. begins May 7 and is expected to last through early November.
Northbound 476 will detour as follows: Regular on Johnny Cake from 142nd to 140th, Left on 140th St., Right on Galaxie, Back to regular
Southbound 476 will detour as follows: Regular on Galaxie Ave, Continue past 132nd St., Left on 140th St., Right on Johnny Cake, Back to regular
Update: Buses will pick up along the detour route. Passengers are directed to a safe location on either 140th St. or Galaxie Ave.
Updated! Johnny Cake Ridge Road Construction Beginning April 30th.
For Route: 440
Apr 30th, 2019 8:48 am
Construction along Johnny Cake Ridge Road between McAndrews Road and 140th Street West beginning Tuesday April 30th end date Early November.
440 Southbound stops on Johnny Cake Ridge Road will not be served.
Passengers are directed to a safe location along McAndrew’s Road or 140th St. W. SB stops on Johnny Cake Ridge Road will not be served.
Also allowing pick up on Pilot Knob Road