Transit Projects

The Council’s role as the region’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) requires that major transit projects within the region are coordinated, to accommodate projected growth and use public resources wisely and cost-effectively. Priorities and projects are outlined in the Transportation Policy Plan.

The Council works closely with local, state, and federal agencies to improve transit throughout the region, and provides transitway guidelines to help ensure consistency in projects throughout the regional transitway system.

Recent transit projects now operating

Projects in engineering or construction

Potential future transit projects

  • Midtown Corridor – Potential transit investment along the Midtown Greenway and Lake Street in Minneapolis.
  • Nicollet-Central Corridor – Potential modern streetcar investment along Nicollet Avenue and Nicollet Mall in south and downtown Minneapolis, and into northeast Minneapolis.
  • Red Rock Corridor – Potential bus rapid transit corridor along Highway 61 in the southeast metro.
  • Riverview Corridor – Potential transit investment connecting downtown St. Paul to the south loop district in Bloomington.
  • Robert Street – Potential transit investment along Robert Street south of downtown St. Paul.
  • Rush Line Corridor – Potential bus rapid transit investment north of downtown St. Paul into Maplewood, Vadnais Heights, Gem Lake, and White Bear Lake.
  • West Broadway Transit Study – Potential transit investment along West Broadway in north Minneapolis and into Robbinsdale.

Transit operating partners