A transit system that works for everyone

Bus in front of MOA Sign


Getting more people to the places they want to go, to build connections, success and a fulfilling life.
Riders on bus


Getting people to work. Employers create jobs and jobs require workers that keep our economy growing.

Riders getting on A Line Bus


Getting people to places faster with more frequent, reliable service. Plus, improving the experience.

The Minnesota Legislature is in the final weeks of the 2019 session. The House and Senate have passed transportation bills and are meeting in conference committee to sort out the differences between their two proposals. Several organizations and coalitions are sending letters to the legislature stating their positions related to the two bills.
The future of our region's transit system

There’s a reason that the governor’s budget centers on investing in our bus network — it’s the workhorse of the system. This would be the biggest expansion in local bus service in a generation.

The investment moves toward a faster, more frequent, and reliable service for millions of people across the metro area, adding one bus rapid transit (BRT) line a year for the next decade.

The A Line has set the example. Since introducing BRT service, ridership throughout the A Line corridor has increased by about one-third. This success shows that improving speed, reliability, shelters, real-time schedule information, and other features attracts more riders.

Investing in transit matters
"Transit investments strengthen our economy — both by generating good jobs at manufacturing businesses across Minnesota and by providing better access to jobs by transit in the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota." - Jonathan Weinhagen, Minneapolis Regional Chamber

North Dakota to 7 countyBy 2040, the region is

expected to: 

  • Add an additional 700,000 people – that’s North Dakota’s entire population moving into the 7-county metro 

  • Add a half a million jobs 

  • Double the number of people over 65 

  • Be more diverse – by 2040 about 40 percent of our population will be people of color 

As the region’s population grows and changes, demand for reliable transit options will also increase.

10 year transit mapBuilding along high frequency transit shapes regional development trends. 

  • About a third of the region’s commercial development between 2003 and 2017 is within a half-mile of current and planned light rail and BRT stations – that’s about $3.7 billion worth of investment

  • A third of the region’s multifamily residential development between 2009 and 2017 happened within a half-mile of current and planned light rail and BRT stations – 15,000 new housing units

Person connecting to shops and activitiesNot everyone has a car.

  • In Minnesota, more than 1 in 4 black families and 1 in 6 households of color lack access to a vehicle, compared to 1 in 17 white families

  • 2/3 of local bus riders don’t have access to a vehicle

  • Half of bus riders don’t have a driver’s license

  • Metro Mobility helps people with disabilities get to jobs, medical appointments and social events

THE INVESTMENT OF A generation

10 New Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) lines in 10 yearsUp to 40 %25 more regional rides

Up to 5%25 annual investment in regular bus service

220 new electric buses
Faster, more frequent, more reliable servicePrioritized Funding for Metro Mobility