C Line (Penn Avenue rapid bus)
Metro Transit is planning improvements to the Route 19 corridor with the C Line rapid bus project. The C Line will substantially replace Route 19, running primarily on Penn Avenue and Olson Memorial Highway. Rapid bus brings better amenities, faster service and a more comfortable ride.
• Faster, more frequent service
• Pre-boarding fare payment for faster stops
• Neighborhood-scale stations with amenities
• Enhanced security
• Larger & specialized vehicles
The 2018 Penn Avenue Improvements Project, which includes C Line rapid bus stations is nearing completion.
More information regarding construction at each station can be found on the Construction page.
> 2018: The C Line will be constructed in 2018, along with coordinated street improvements on Penn Avenue.
> 2019: The C Line is scheduled to open for revenue service in 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.