This alert applies to routes: 477

We've recently received calls from riders suggesting we add service to Route 477, as some of these trips are standing-room-only. As much as we'd love to add service to all of the MVTA routes with high ridership, we do have limited resources.

Route 477 offers express service to and from Minneapolis, with some trips serving Palomino Hills Park & Ride. But... Did you know that express service is also available from other locations near Apple Valley Transit Station?

If Route 477 works best for you, great! If you have some flexibility, or if one of these alternative options works for you, that's great, too! 

Route 476 provides express service from 140th/McAndrews - Gardenview - Pennock and Palomino Hills P&R, bypassing AVTS.

Some variations of Route 476 serve 142nd/Pilot Knob, 140th/Johnny Cake Ridge Road and 132nd/Galaxie.

Route 478 serves Rosemount, beginning at 140th St/Diamond Path, then Rosemount Transit Station.

Route 479 begins at 157th/Galaxie, then 157th/Flagstaff and 157th Street Station.

Questions about which route may be a good option for your commute? Contact MVTA Customer Service at (952) 882-7500 or email us at

We appreciate your feedback and your ridership!