The cities of Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Rosemount, and Savage jointly operate the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA), the public transportation agency for the five cities. The MVTA is an independent transportation agency formed under state legislation that allowed outer-ring suburbs to opt-out of centrally provided transportation services. The MVTA is governed by an eight-member board appointed by the five cities and Dakota and Scott counties.
The MVTA operates park-and-ride lots throughout its member cities, including a transit station in Apple Valley. Passengers may park their cars free of charge and board a bus, carpool, or vanpool.