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C Line Project

METRO C Line (Penn Avenue bus rapid transit)

Map of Metro C line corridor. Click to enlarge the map.

Metro Transit made improvements to the Route 19 corridor with the METRO C Line bus rapid transit project. The C Line substantially replaced Route 19, traveling 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

> June 2019: The C Line opened 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.

Joanna Hubbard-Rivera
Community Relations

Howie Padilla

Public Relations Manager