News & Events


Message from the Council Chair: Livable Communities Act has changed lives and our cities

Any city in the seven-county metro area can participate in the LCA program. It has helped build new supermarkets on Saint Paul’s East Side and in Oakdale. In Hopkins, it helped to connect the city’s downtown to the new Southwest light rail stop across Excelsior Boulevard. And the program has supported the creation of thousands of affordable housing units across the region.
February 23, 2021

Met Council and Edina partner on affordable housing

Edina will purchase single-family homes, make sure they’re up to code, and then lease them to us. We will rent the homes to lower-income working families and oversee the day-to-day management.

February 8, 2021

Message from the Council Chair: Ensuring transit safety and enforcement

We have formally partnered with the Citizens League to engage our customers, employees, and communities in conversations about their experiences with the Metro Transit Police Department. It’s one aspect of our commitment to bolder action on racial equity and more directly addressing its impacts on our region.
January 28, 2021