Groundbreaking to mark start of Mall of America Transit Center improvement project

Posted In: Transportation
Date: 8/1/2018

Leaders from the Metropolitan Council and Metro Transit will be joined by several partners for a ceremonial groundbreaking at the Mall of America Transit Center on Thursday, Aug.2. The event marks the start of extensive renovations at the state's busiest transit center. 

The Mall of America Transit Center is served by the METRO Blue Line, METRO Red Line and several local bus routes. Around 5,600 boardings occur at the transit center each weekday. 

The revamped transit center will move all bus operations to the east side of the light rail tracks, creating a safer and more efficient operation. Improved lighting, signage and a new fa├žade will also make the transit center more inviting and visible. 

The improvements are expected to be completed in late 2019.

Event details


What: Groundbreaking for improvements at the Mall of America Transit Station

When: 9:30 a.m, Thursday, Aug. 2

Where: The program will be held at the corner of 82nd Street and 24th Avenue South, adjacent to the mall's east parking ramp


  • Chair Alene Tchourumoff, Metropolitan Council

  • Mayor Gene Winstead, Bloomington

  • Commissioner Peter McLaughlin, Hennepin County

  • Kurt Hagen, Senior Vice President of Development, Mall of America

  • Brian Lamb, General Manager, Metro Transit 

Following brief remarks, participants will join in a ceremonial groundbreaking. Photographers can also get a tour of the existing transit center to highlight the planned improvements.

More information

Contact: Howie Padilla, 612-3497089,

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