Bus Rapid Transit projects
Five BRT lines already provide transit service in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area:
- The METRO Orange Line follows I-35W between Burnsville and downtown Minneapolis.
- The METRO Red Line travels on Cedar Avenue between Apple Valley and Mall of America.
- The METRO A Line travels mainly along Snelling Avenue and 46th Street, linking Rosedale with the METRO Blue Line’s 46th Street Station.
- The METRO C Line travels mainly along Penn Avenue, linking downtown Minneapolis with Brooklyn Center Transit Center.
- The METRO D Line links Brooklyn Center Transit Center and Mall of America, serving north Minneapolis, downtown Minneapolis, Richfield, and Bloomington along the way.
Watch a video about why people like BRT.
Metro Transit is expanding the network of BRT lines:
- The METRO B Line on Lake Street and Marshall and Selby avenues is advancing through project engineering and is scheduled to open in 2024.
- The METRO E Line on Hennepin and France avenues is also advancing through project engineering and is planned to open in 2025.
- The METRO Gold Line will connect St. Paul, Maplewood, Landfall, Oakdale, and Woodbury generally along I-94 and is scheduled to open in 2025.
- The METRO F Line on Central and University avenues is advancing through project planning and is scheduled to open in 2026.
- The METRO Purple Line will connect St. Paul, Maplewood, Vadnais Heights, Gem Lake, White Bear Township, and White Bear Lake and is scheduled to open in 2026.
- The METRO G Line on Rice and Robert streets is advancing through project planning and is scheduled to open in 2027.
A faster trip
BRT is faster than standard local bus service. Here’s how:
A more comfortable experience
Enhanced shelters at BRT stations provide protection from the weather and a safe, comfortable and convenient customer waiting space. Features include:
- NexTrip signs
- Bike racks
- Information about the route, transit system and surrounding area
- Security cameras
- Emergency phones
- Enhanced lighting
- Push-button heating
- Ticket machines for buying a ticket using cash or credit card
- Litter and recycling containers