News & Events


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

2022 budget reflects Met Council priorities

The budget includes the cost of operations, pass-through funding programs, and debt service. It reflects our legislative charge, overall mission, goals, and priorities for the current period.

October 27, 2021

Council approves final METRO B Line plan

The project now moves into the detailed design phase, which will occur into 2022, with construction in 2023 and service anticipated to begin in 2024.

October 14, 2021

METRO Purple Line clears environmental hurdle

Achievement of this major milestone helps to clear the way for the transfer of the project from Ramsey County to the Metropolitan Council in late 2021 or early 2022.

October 13, 2021