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About Metro Transit

Metro Transit is the transportation resource for the Twin Cities, offering an integrated network of buses, light rail and commuter trains as well as resources for those who carpool, vanpool, walk or bike. Metro Transit is developing a network of enhanced transitways throughout the region.

We are guided by a Strategic Plan that has four goals and core elements that organize our work, support accountability, and help us communicate our desired outcomes and commitments.


1. We provide service that is resilient, reliable, and easy to use.
2. We provide service that is safe, welcoming, and comfortable.
3. We are a great place to work and build a career.
4. We make our region more environmentally sustainable.

Core Elements

1. We meaningfully advance equity inside our organization and throughout the region.
2. We effectively communicate and engage with our customers, stakeholders, and employees.
3. We evaluate our performance and foster innovation for continuous improvement.
4. We are responsible stewards of a transformative and financially sustainable transit system.

Performance Dashboard

2023 Fact Book

Metro Transit funding

Metro Transit is an operating division of the Metropolitan Council. Like transit agencies in most metropolitan areas, Metro Transit relies heavily on state and federal money to finance its operations and capital programs. About 1/3 of Metro Transit's operating budget is covered by fares and advertising revenue, the remainder comes from regional, state, federal, county and other sources.

More information about transit funding at the Met Council's website