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Posts in Category: Bus Rapid Transit

Bus Rapid Transit Gold Line

East Metro residents look forward to improved transit as METRO Gold Line construction gets underway 

| Wednesday, October 19, 2022 11:08:00 AM
Metro Transit and project partners today celebrated the start of construction on the METRO Gold Line, which will become the first Bus Rapid Transit service in Minnesota to primarily use bus lanes. When construction is finished, Gold Line [...]
Bus Rapid Transit

Good Question: Do I need to signal a stop on BRT? 

Posted by John Komarek | Tuesday, December 7, 2021 9:59:00 AM
Because Bus Rapid Transit lines like the METRO Orange Line have fewer stops, customers sometimes wonder: Do I need to request a stop? Good question! The answer is yes, like any bus route, you need to request a stop when using any METRO BRT Line. [...]
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I-35W & Lake Street Station opening October 18 

Posted by John Komarek | Wednesday, October 13, 2021 6:00:00 PM
After decades of visioning and community input, the I-35W & Lake Street Station will open to the public on Monday, Oct. 18. The two-level station, in the center of I-35W, will be served by several local and express routes and, starting [...]
Bus Bus Rapid Transit

East Metro Gold Line bus rapid transit project advances 

Posted by John Komarek | Wednesday, April 14, 2021 1:58:00 PM
Following an important approval from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), the METRO Gold Line is now cleared to enter the engineering phase of a federal program that could pay for 45% of the project’s cost. The approval allows the engineering [...]
Bus Rapid Transit

D Line construction contract awarded 

Posted by John Komarek | Wednesday, February 10, 2021 5:09:00 PM
On Feb. 10, the Metropolitan Council awarded a $26.1 million contract to Thomas and Sons Construction Inc. for construction of the METRO D Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. “This project is another step towards Metro Transit’s commitment to [...]
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