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Eagan City Councilor Elected Chair of MVTA Board

Gary Hansen was chosen to lead the board at the group's Jan. 30 meeting, according to a news release.

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Editor's Note: The following is a press release from the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority.

The Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA) Board of Directors elected officers for 2013 at its organizational meeting on Jan. 30.

Gary Hansen, Eagan City Council member, was re-elected chair. Hansen also serves as Chair of the Suburban Transit Authority (STA), a group of suburban transit providers including MVTA, SouthWest Transit, Plymouth Metrolink, Maple Grove Transit and Prior Lake Laker Lines/Shakopee Transit (operating jointly as the BlueXpress).

Clint Hooppaw, Apple Valley Councilmember, was elected Vice Chair; Jane Victorey, Savage City Councilmember, was re-elected Secretary/Treasurer.

Other members of the Board include: Dakota County Commissioner Liz Workman; Burnsville Councilmember Dan Kealey; Rosemount Mayor William Droste; and Jon Ulrich, Scott County Commissioner.         

The MVTA Board also adopted its meeting calendar for 2013: meetings will take place at 4:30 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Burnsville Bus Garage, 11550 Rupp Drive, Burnsville with the following exceptions: fifth Wednesday, Jan. 30; fifth Wednesday, July 31; and fifth Wednesday, Oct. 30.  The Feb. 27 meeting will be followed by the Driver of the Year Award Banquet and will be at Rascal’s in Apple Valley.  There will be a combined November/December meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 11.

Board agendas and packets are posted on the MVTA website at www.mvta.com/mvtaboard.

 The 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.

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