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Public Transportation available for Spring Valley residents


Fri, May 31st, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Business Announcements

The Spring Valley City Council met on Wednesday night because of the observance of Memorial Day.

Starting July 1, 2013 Public Transportation will be coming to Spring Valley. SEMCAC has announced that they will be providing bus transportation to anyone between the hours of 7:30am and 3:30pm Monday through Friday. The cost for the in town rides will be $2.15 per trip. Out of town rides within 20 miles will be $2.75 per trip, and Rochester, Minn. rides will be $4.00 per trip/one way. Senior Dining participants will receive a special rate of $1.50 round trip. Tickets consisting of 10 one-way trips can also be purchased at City Hall. The bus will pick patrons up and drop them off at requested stops in Spring Valley and the surrounding area. Advance registration of 24 hours is preferred but not always required.

To book a ride call 1-800-944-3875. The following times are available for trips to and from Rochester. On Mondays pickup in Spring Valley at 8:30am with a return trip to Spring Valley at 12:30pm. On Fridays pickup in Spring Valley at 8:30am and return at 12:30pm.

The service is the result of a survey by SEMCAC, which showed that residents would use the bus for Medical/Dental, several times per week.

Further action on the Tourist Information Center parking lot was delayed while more information is obtained.

Liquor License Renewals were approved for TJ liquor, Johnny Ringo’s, Valley lanes, Old Tyme and the Rack’s.

Jim Cooper, Ambulance Director submitted a request to consider an increase in the price of Glucagon. The price went from $167.07 to $197.97. He proposed increasing the price to $250.00.

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