News & Events


Regional park visits reach new high in 2019

Visits to regional parks and trails continued to trend upward in 2019, climbing to an estimated 63.3 million visits. The estimate is the highest on record and represents a 6.3% increase over 2018.

July 6, 2020

Orange Line construction kicks into high gear

When it opens late next year, the METRO Orange Line bus rapid transit will provide frequent, all-day service between Minneapolis, Richfield, Bloomington, and Burnsville along I-35W.

June 24, 2020

Message from the Council Chair: We need bold action on racial equity

We cannot continue to set lofty goals to include people of color and indigenous people in our region’s prosperity by doing things the way we always have. What’s clear about this current crisis in our community, particularly on top of the COVID-19 pandemic, is that there is no acceptable normal to return to.
June 4, 2020