C Line (Penn Avenue rapid bus)
Metro Transit is making improvements to the Route 19 corridor with the METRO C Line bus rapid transit project. The C Line will substantially replace Route 19, running primarily on Penn Avenue and Olson Memorial Highway. Bus rapid transit brings better amenities, faster service and a more comfortable ride.
• Faster, more frequent service
• Pre-boarding fare payment for faster stops
• Pedestrian-scale stations with better features
• Enhanced security
• Larger & specialized vehicles
> 2018: The C Line will be constructed in 2018, along with coordinated street improvements on Penn Avenue.
> June 2019: The C Line is scheduled to open for revenue service on June 8,2019, with service between downtown Minneapolis and Brooklyn Center via Penn Avenue and Olson Memorial Highway.
> Future: A future realignment to Glenwood Avenue would occur in coordination with light rail transit opening on Olson Highway and the completion of stations on Glenwood Avenue.