Metro Transit seeks community input to prioritize future BRT lines

Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020

After a summer of listening and learning to the public, Network Next has identified the top future bus rapid transit (BRT) alignments for near-term implementation.

We are now asking the community to rank the top alignments to help prioritize implementation using an online survey. The alignments to choose from for near-term implementation are Central, Como/Maryland, Johnson/Lyndale, and Rice/Robert. Once prioritized, the corridors will be designated as the future METRO F, G, and H Lines. Currently, these corridors are served by routes 10, 3, 4, 62, and 68 with local bus service, respectively.

Map showing 10 future BRT routes through the Twin Cities, broken down into near-term, mid-term, and longer term projects.

BRT lines provide a streamlined route with fast, frequent bus service about every 10 minutes. Bus stops and shelters are upgraded to stations with amenity upgrades include electronic informational signs, heat, and security cameras.

Network Next is part of the future vision of transit service in the region, which includes four more lines in mid-term and three more in the long-term planning. This slate of BRT lines follows the METRO A and C Lines, which are in operation, and the B and D lines, which are in the planning phase and have received full funding. The METRO E Line will begin planning in early 2021.

Community members are encouraged to take the survey by Jan. 20, 2021.

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