These routes changed on May 12 — Expired

Beginning Saturday, May 12, changes were made to routes operated by Metro Transit and Minnesota Valley Transit Authority. Below is an overview of the changes.

Updated printed schedules are available on buses and trains and at Metro Transit stores and outlets. You can review online schedules now for the routes listed here.

If you know your route and just need departure times, call NexTrip at 612-373-3333.

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Route 2

• Route 2E service was adjusted due to lower U of M summertime demand.

Route 3

• Schedule times was adjusted to better match traffic conditions.

• Service was adjusted due to lower U of M summertime demand.

Route 6

• A timepoint was added at France Ave. & 58th St. for trips that serve France Ave. between 54th and 65th.

Route 10

• Service to Northtown on Sundays was expanded between 7:30 a.m. and 10 p.m.

• On Saturdays, all northbound and southbound Route 10C trips between 6 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. became Route 10H trips that begin and end at 53rd Ave. & SuperTarget.

• On Sundays, northbound and southbound Route 10C trips between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. became Route 10H trips that begin and end at 53rd Ave. & SuperTarget.

• A timepoint was added at 53rd Ave. & SuperTarget for all Route 10U trips.

• Frequency of service on Sunday afternoons was improved.

Route 16

• Service was adjusted due to lower U of M summertime demand.

Route 19

• Frequency of service was improved on weekday middays, weekday evenings and Sunday evenings.

• Several Route 19H trips on weekdays and weekends became Route 19B trips, extending to Brooklyn Center Transit Center.

• On weekdays, there is no northbound service on the H branch before 9 a.m. and no service in either direction after 7 p.m.

• On weekends, there is no service on the H branch after 7 p.m. in either direction.

Route 50

• Service was adjusted due to lower U of M summertime demand.

Route 63

• The westbound trip leaving Lower Afton Rd. & McKnight Rd. at 8:56 a.m. leaves at 8:51 a.m.

• An added westbound trip leaves Lower Afton Rd. & McKnight Rd. at 9:06 a.m., arriving at 6th & Cedar at 9:39 a.m.

Route 74

• The weekday eastbound trip leaving 46th Street Station at 3:55 p.m. changed to Route 74G branch and the trip leaving the same location at 4:06 p.m. changed to Route 74S branch.

• Select trips on Sundays were rerouted for hourly service to Sun Ray Transit Center between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Those Route 74C trips operate on Hazel and Minnehaha.

• Service on Route 74K branch on Sunday was reduced to hourly.

• A timepoint was added at Hazel & Minnehaha (served only on Sundays).

• Schedule times was adjusted to better match traffic conditions.

Routes 111 / 113 / 114 / 115 / 579

• Service was adjusted due to lower U of M summertime demand.

Route 118

• Service was adjusted due to lower U of M summertime demand.

Route 133

• Schedule times were adjusted to better match traffic conditions.

Route 135

• Schedule times were adjusted to better match traffic conditions.

Route 146

• Schedule times were adjusted to better match traffic conditions.

Route 156

• Schedule times were adjusted to better match traffic conditions.

Route 250

• Added southbound trips leave 95th Ave. Park & Ride at 6:52 a.m. and 7:23 a.m.

• An added northbound Route 250M trip leave 2nd Ave. & 11th St. at 7:49 a.m.

• Schedule times were adjusted to better match customer demand.

Route 252

• Service was adjusted due to lower U of M summertime demand.

Route 272

• Service was adjusted due to lower U of M summertime demand.

Route 288 (eff. April 2)

• These trips were added in response to customer demand:

- A new southbound trip leaves Forest Lake Park & Ride at 5:56 a.m.

- A new northbound trip leaves 2nd Ave. S. & 11th St. S. at 4:43 p.m.

• The southbound trip that left Forest Lake Park & Ride at 5:49 a.m. instead leaves 8 minutes earlier, at 5:41 a.m.

• The northbound trip that left 2nd Ave. S. & 11th St. S. at 4:37 p.m. instead leaves 2 minutes earlier, at 4:35 p.m.

Route 351 (eff. Feb. 13)

• In response to customer demand, there is an additional bus for the 7:21 a.m. trip leaving Woodbury Lutheran Church and for the 4:06 p.m. trip leaving downtown.

Route 355

• Schedule times will be adjusted to better match traffic conditions

Route 415

• Buses were rerouted on Pilot Knob Rd. between I-494 and Mendota Heights Rd. due to the relocation of Brown College.

Route 535 / 597

Route 535

• An added northbound trip leaves Knox Ave. Park & Ride at 3:17 p.m.

• Schedule times were adjusted to better match traffic conditions.

Route 597

• Frequency of service was adjusted to better match customer demand.

• Schedule times were adjusted to better match traffic conditions.

• Northbound trips from Normandale Community College to downtown Minneapolis serve St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Park & Ride.

Route 552 / 553

• Schedule times were adjusted to better match traffic conditions.

Route 554

• Schedule times were adjusted to better match traffic conditions.

Route 558

• Schedule times were adjusted to better match traffic conditions.

Route 578

• Schedule times were adjusted to better match traffic conditions.

Route 652

• Service was adjusted due to lower U of M summertime demand.

Route 679 (eff. April 9)

• Buses are serving Twins home games for the 2012 season. Buses leave I-394 & Co. Rd. 73 Park & Ride approximately every 15 minutes starting two hours before the game. Buses leave Ramp A/7th St. Transit Center approximately every 15 minutes for one hour after the last out.

Route 765

• The southbound trip leaving Target Northern Campus at 4:36 p.m. leaves two minutes earlier, at 4:34 p.m.

Route 766

• Schedule times wree adjusted to better match traffic conditions.

Route 810 (Eff. April 16)

• The 3:46 p.m. trip from University Ave. & Mississippi St. leaves five minutes earlier, at 3:41 p.m. All afternoon trips are traveling clockwise to match the morning routing. These changes will improve connections with Northstar.

• The northbound trip leaving Mississippi St. & University Ave. at 6:02 a.m. will instead leave five minutes earlier, at 5:57 a.m., to connect with the southbound Northstar train serving Fridley Station at 6:22 a.m.

Route 888 - Northstar

• The trip leaving Big Lake Station at 5:53 a.m. instead begins two minutes earlier, at 5:51 a.m. Times for all other stations north of downtown moved two minutes earlier. The train serves Fridley Station at 6:22 a.m.

Minnesota Valley Transit Authority

Beginning Saturday, May 12, changes were made to MVTA routes listed here. There will also be reduced service on routes 460, 465 and 477 on the Friday before Memorial Day and also on Fridays from June 15-Aug. 31. Reduced service will also operate on Thursday, July 5. Sunday service will operate on the following holidays:  Memorial Day (May 28), Independence Day (July 4) and Labor Day (Sept. 3).

Updated printed schedules will be available no later than May 2 on buses and at MVTA transit facilities.

Route 441

• Northbound run times increased from 10 to 12 minutes between Cedar Grove Transit Station and Mall of America on all trips.

Route 444

• Trip origination and termination alternate between Savage Park & Ride and Burnsville Center. Customers needing access to/from Burnsville Center on trips beginning and ending at Savage Park & Ride can access the Center from 143rd and Irving.

• Schedule times changed for weekday, Saturday and Sunday trips.

 

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