MVTA secures federal CDS funding for Rosemount Transit Station Electrification

MVTA secures federal CDS funding for Rosemount Transit Station Electrification Image credit: Minnesota Valley Transit Authority

Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA) has secured $950,000 in federal funding to provide electrical charging amenities and improvements at the Rosemount Transit Station and at the 157 Street Station in Apple Valley. The Congressionally Directed Spending funding was secured by U.S. Rep. Angie Craig, and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar.

At the time of proposal submission, there was only one existing charger location in the city of Rosemount and one charger location in Apple Valley. The upgrades will make the stations more attractive for riders that own or use an electric vehicle, while working toward MVTA’s Zero Emission Bus initiatives.

The Rosemount Transit Station electrification project involves the installation of four electric vehicle charging stations and one pantograph charging station for transit buses. This project is in alignment with the goals identified in MVTA’s Sustainability Plan, adopted in 2023, as well as a market analysis and review of electric vehicle charging infrastructure at each MVTA facility. The review included internal and external factors, including parking supply, ridership/parking counts by facility, charging needs, charging infrastructure gaps across the south metro, land use and travel behaviors.

Source: Minnesota Valley Transit Authority