METRO Blue Line Extension

Minneapolis & northwestern communities

The METRO Blue Line Extension Light Rail Transit project will extend the existing Blue Line from Target Field Station northwest to Brooklyn Park and connect communities along the way.

Metropolitan Council and Hennepin County release revised potential route options

The Metropolitan Council and Hennepin County recently released revised route options for the planned METRO Blue Line Extension, which will connect communities from Downtown Minneapolis northwest to Brooklyn Park.

Based on community input, technical considerations, and past project work, we believe these routes present the best opportunities to deliver a light rail project that maximizes community benefits and connects even more people to jobs, education, healthcare and other key destinations. They are also consistent with the project principles adopted by the Corridor Management Committee in December 2020.

These routes are intended to advance a conversation many years in the making with the goal of identifying a single community-supported route by the end of this year to advance through official design and review processes.

Interactive revised route map

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Engagement Update

Thank you for taking our survey and providing comments on the interactive map about potential route and station options. Check back soon for a summary of the responses we received.
We have closed commenting on the interactive map for now, but it is still available to view the route options and comments posted from May- March. There will be many more opportunities this year to provide input on route selection. Check-back in July to see updated designs on the interactive map or sign-up for email updates to stay connected with the project and to receive notifications.  
We are always accepting input:

We’ll be working with 14 community and cultural organizations to support a robust engagement process over the coming months. This is your light rail project, and we look forward to working with you to deliver the best project possible.

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Learn how these routes were selected and other routes considered:

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