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
MVTA Seeking Feedback Regarding 464,470,472,476,478 and 479 Detour
For Routes: 464, 470, 472, 476, 478, 479
Sep 16th, 2019 10:25 am
MVTA is seeking customer feedback via survey regarding six southbound routes that have been on detour out of Minneapolis since July.
The routes on detour are 464, 470, 472, 476, 478 and 479.
MVTA is surveying customers through Sept. 25 on whether to maintain the routing off of Marquette Avenue.
Customers are encouraged to take the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/mvta. If hotlink does not direct you to survey copy and past.
Westbound 47th Street Closed 9/16-9/23/19
For Route: 420
Sep 11th, 2019 11:56 am
Beginning Monday September 16th, Westbound 147th Street will be closed right at Johnny Cake. Detour as follows:
Regular on Johnny Cake Continue past 147th Street West, right on County Road 42, right on Flagstaff Avenue, left on 147th Street West and back to regular.
Upcoming Changes Effective Sept. 14
For Routes: 420, 444, 495, RED
Sep 6th, 2019 12:10 pm
The following changes will be effective September 14:
Route 420: Westbound trip that currently begins in Rosemount at 5:25 am will leave 10 minutes earlier at 5:15 am
Route 495: Adding a stop in Downtown Savage during select trips. Be sure to pick up a new schedule as trip times will be affected.
NEW Route 498: New route will operate between Shakopee, Golden Triangle, and United Health. Great option for those who currently make the drive up 169!
Mall of America Stops: Schedules are re-printed to reflect the new Gate assignments at Mall of America. This change does not affect trip times, and the new Gates have been in use for several weeks.
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.
Travelers Trail Closure
For Routes: 421, 444, 464, 480
Aug 13th, 2019 2:18 pm
The intersection of Travelers Trail and Nicollet Ave will be closed for concrete repairs. Nicollet Avenue remains open, however will be reduced to single lanes NB/SB traffic. Detour for Travelers Trail as follows:
444 NB: Regular on Nicollet after departing Burnsville Transit Station, left on Burnsville Parkway, left on Eagle Ridge Drive, right on Travelers Trail and back to regular.
444 SB: Regular Travelers Trail to Eagle Ridge Drive, left on Eagle Ridge Drive, right on Burnsville Parkway, right on Nicollet Avenue and back to regular
464 NB: Regular on Pleasant from Heart of the City, left on Travelers Trail, straight onto 35W HOV on ramp (at Burnsville Parkway) and back to regular.
480.2 NB: Regular on Pleasant, right on 126th avenue, right on Nicollet and back to regular.
421 off route/Connect service to Cub Foods on Travelers Trail: From Burnsville Transit Station Regular to Nicollet Avenue, left on Hwy 13, right on Portland Avenue, right on Travelers Trail, right into Cub Foods parking lot.
12th Ave/Vierling Construction Starting 7/22/19 Ending Fall 2019
For Route: 499
Jul 18th, 2019 8:41 am
12th Ave will be closed completely between Vierling Drive and Canterbury Road. Detour as follows:
499EB: Regular on Vierling, right on Eagle Creek, left on Canterbury Road, right on 12th Avenue and back to regular.
499WB: Regular on Canterbury Road continue past 12th Avenue, right on Eagle Creek, left on Vierling and back to regular.
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
5th Ave Closure Begins April 15; Routes 491 & 492 to Detour
For Routes: 491, 492
Apr 1st, 2019 9:16 am
**Please note date change to April 15***
MnDOT will again have 5th Avenue closed into downtown Minneapolis from April 15 through September 2019.
Buses will detour as follows:
From 35W exit 11th St, Right on 3rd Ave, Right on 10th St, Left on 5th Ave, Back to Regular.