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.

Apply by September 2 to serve on Blue Line Extension Community or Business Advisory Committees 

 

With the Metropolitan Council and Hennepin County’s endorsement of the recommended route for the Blue Line Extension in late June, the project is moving forward with its environmental, design, anti-displacement, and public engagement work. To help guide this work, the project needs your perspectives.  

We are seeking applications for the Blue Line Extension Community Advisory Committee (CAC) and Business Advisory Committee (BAC). These committees serve as voices of the residents and businesses in the project corridor and are instrumental in planning and implementing project activities. Members will work closely with project staff to advance the project through the next stages.

The application process is open through September 2, 2022. Learn more about becoming a CAC or BAC member.

METRO Blue Line Extension Route Recommendation Adopted by Metropolitan Council and Hennepin County Board

 

June 22, 2022 – The METRO Blue Line Extension officially has a new route after the Hennepin County Board and Metropolitan Council voted to adopt the revised route modification this week. These actions allow project leaders to move forward on this important transit project by continuing environmental, design, engineering, and anti-displacement activities in preparation for the eventual full funding grant agreement application to the Federal Transit Administration.

The Metropolitan Council and Hennepin County Board actions come after more than 18-months of robust community engagement where project staff held hundreds of community meetings, virtual open houses, and thousands of face-to-face community interactions. Feedback received guided decision making through the route selection process. As the project moves into this next phase, project staff will continue to solicit feedback and communicate with the community to ensure the project delivers maximum benefit.

As the project moves forward to the start of construction sometime in 2025, the project anti-displacement efforts will continue. The Anti-displacement Workgroup led by the Metropolitan Council and Hennepin County and facilitated by the University of Minnesota’s Center for Urban and Regional Affairs has been meeting to discuss actionable policies to minimize the potential displacement that may occur due to the project.

To share your Blue Line Extension story, provide additional comments, see what your neighbors are saying, or learn more about the projects anti-displacement efforts visit mybluelineext.org.

Explore the Route Modification Report

Interactive map of potential station locations and visualizations

This interactive map has been updated with new information including refined station study areas, route options, and corridor concept drawings.

Open a larger version of the map and share your feedback. The map is supported in Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari browsers.

Interactive map of potential Blue Line Extension station locations and visualizations

About the Blue Line Extension

METRO Blue Line Extension

Blue Line Extension Project Office
Park Place West Building, Suite 500
6465 Wayzata Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN 55426