Commuters have new transit station in Rosemount

Site opens across from Rosemount City Hall

Options for Rosemount commuters going to and from Minneapolis and St. Paul each day quietly have increased in recent years, but a visual recognition of the changes officially opened this month.

The 102-parking stall Rosemount Transit Station opened Dec. 10 across the street from City Hall and had a grand opening ceremony Tuesday.

For the past few years, commuters have trekked to the Rosemount Community Center to ride Minnesota Valley Transit Authority Routes 476R and 478. Those routes will run out of the new station with three peak-period morning trips to downtown Minneapolis and four peak-period afternoon trips from downtown Minneapolis.

MVTA says plans are in place to expand the service to Minneapolis and to St. Paul with a federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality grant.

Flex Route 420, which runs to the 157th Street Station on Pilot Knob Road and the Apple Valley Transit Station, will also begin and end at the 15540 Burnley Ave. location.

To complete the project that started in September, MVTA partnered with the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the city of Rosemount, the Dakota County CDA and the Metropolitan Council.

MVTA is the public transportation provider for the businesses and residents of Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Rosemount and Savage, and provides service to the Lakeville Cedar Park & Ride.