News & Events


On the lookout for the Omicron variant

Research scientists at the Metropolitan Wastewater Treatment Plant continue to monitor levels of the SARS-CoV-2 virus entering the plant, now including the newest variant, Omicron, in their study.

December 20, 2021

Finalists announced for open Met Council seat

The names of three finalists for the open position for District 6 Council member were forwarded to Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan for consideration.

December 17, 2021

METRO Purple Line receives key federal approval

The bus rapid transit line has received approval to enter the Project Development phase of the FTA's New Starts program. Project leadership now transitions from Ramsey County to the Met Council.

December 13, 2021

Message from the Council Chair: Building better for a brighter future

It doesn’t matter if you drive, take transit, bike, walk or roll to get around — the new federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is going to have a big impact on your daily life. Strategic, thoughtful investments in transportation are essential to maintaining a high quality of life and are critical to our region’s economy.
November 29, 2021