A Line rapid bus construction
Metro Transit is building the state's first urban rapid bus service within one of the Twin Cities' busiest corridors: Snelling Avenue, Ford Parkway and 46th Street in Roseville, Falcon Heights, St. Paul and Minneapolis. Construction began in June 2015; the new A Line will open on June 11, 2016.
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Major construction at all A Line stations is substantially complete. This means that the most disruptive phases of construction have passed. Work that continues into spring 2016 is the installation of communication systems and station amenities including station furnishings, customer waiting shelters, pylon markers with real-time transit information displays and ticket machines.
A Line Shelters
All A Line shelters have been installed. However, due to continuing construction activity, station platforms are still active construction zones and will not be available for customer use until A Line operations begin in June 2016. To ensure the safety of customers and to prevent damage, shelters have been fenced and will remain closed while work continues.
Metro Transit's number one priority is making sure that you arrive at your destination safely. Metro Transit has its own police department, whose officers ensure the security of transit customers and employees on vehicles and at transit facilities. Construction requires specific caution as work zones can be dangerous. Metro Transit encourages drivers, pedestrians and customers to be alert and aware while moving through construction zones.
Here are some useful links to resources regarding safety in work zones.
> The National Workzone Safety Information Clearinghouse
> Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Work Zone Mobility and Safety Program