The Council's most visible light rail projects are those currently operating, but additional projects are under construction or in engineering phases . Additional proposed routes would expand the system to better connect all parts of the region.
METRO Green Line
The METRO Green Line (Central Corridor) connects downtown Minneapolis and downtown Saint Paul, passing through the University of Minnesota's main campus and along University Avenue. The Green Line opened in June 2014, and ridership is already exceeding 2015 projections. Details about the METRO Green Line (Central Corridor) project.
METRO Green Line Extension - Southwest
The future extension of the METRO Green Line is a 15-mile route between Eden Prairie and downtown Minneapolis that passes through Minnetonka, Hopkins and St. Louis Park. This southwest metro area is home to more than 210,000 people and encompasses several key employment centers, making it an important economic growth area for the Twin Cities. More about the METRO Green Line Extension (Southwest) project.
METRO Blue Line Extension - Bottineau
The proposed METRO Blue Line extension would extend the existing METRO Blue Line (Hiawatha Avenue and downtown Minneapolis) north through the cities of Minneapolis, Golden Valley, Robbinsdale, Crystal and Brooklyn Park. It will connect to the Green (Central and Southwest) LRT lines and Northstar commuter rail line near Target Field. Details about the proposed Blue Line Extension (Bottineau) project.