Regional Transitway Guidelines

Developing transitways in commuter & light rail and bus rapid transit corridors

The Metropolitan Council led an effort to create Regional Transitway Guidelines for the development of corridors where intensive transit investment is planned, as identified in the region’s Transportation Policy Plan. The guidelines are intended to provide guidance for developing transitways in corridors that will be served by commuter rail, light rail and bus rapid transit.

The purpose of the Regional Transitway Guidelines is to provide technical guidance, based in best practices, that supports the development and operation of transitways in a way that is consistent, equitable, and efficient, and delivers an effective, integrated, and user-friendly transit system throughout the Twin Cities region.

The Metropolitan Council adopted the Regional Transitway Guidelines February 22, 2012.  The guidelines were amended in February 2015 and March 2016.

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