News & Events


Message from the Council Chair: Engagement in the time of COVID-19

While the COVID-19 pandemic has dulled one of our best tools – the ability to go out into neighborhoods and communities to meet with people where they live – we have not stopped our work to engage the public. I’m proud of the work all of the Met Council’s divisions are continuing to do to maintain the ongoing regional discussion.
August 25, 2020

Pandemic doesn’t stop summer interns

Our summer intern program emerged with 25 students in jobs embedded across the agency. Almost half the cohort are working in Metro Transit.

August 25, 2020

Grants help grow metro parks and trails

The investment reflects the region’s commitment to preserve natural resources, and encourage the use of regional parks among residents of all ages, incomes, races, and ethnicities.

August 13, 2020

Economic framework provides path to federal funds

A broad swath of organizations in the metro area, including local governments, will soon have access to federal Economic Development Administration (EDA) funds, thanks to a regional partnership.

July 27, 2020

Council sets 2021 wastewater rates

The overall municipal wastewater charge for 2021 is $240.3 million, just 2% more than 2020. The sewer availability charge will remain flat at $2,485 for the seventh consecutive year.

July 23, 2020

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