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C Line Project

METRO C Line (Penn Avenue bus rapid transit)

C Line Map

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

Project timeline

> 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.

Karyssa Jackson
Community Outreach and

Howie Padilla

Public Relations Manager