Engineering for the E Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is currently underway and preliminary station design plans are ready to share. Project staff want to hear from riders, future station neighbors, and the public about the placement of shelters, pylons, and other amenities within each station area.
Here's how you can participate:
If you have any questions, need further accommodations to access plan materials, or if your group is interested in a project presentation, please contact project staff by email.
On June 22, 2022, the Metropolitan Council approved the final METRO E Line Corridor Plan. This corridor plan is the result of several years of planning and public engagement along the E Line corridor, including public engagement periods following the release of the draft and recommended versions of the plan. Approval of the plan sets the corners of the intersections where the stations will be placed and allows the project to move into the design phase.
In fall 2021, we engaged customers and community members and asked for feedback on the Draft Corridor Plan. A public comment period was held from Sept. 20 to Oct, 31. We received 567 individual survey responses and emails providing feedback on the draft corridor plan. Based on feedback received on the draft plan, we revised the plan and released the Recommended Corridor Plan.
In spring of 2022, we re-engaged customers and community members to ask for feedback on the Recommended Corridor Plan. A public comment period was held from March 9 to April 8. We received an additional 359 comments at this stage in the engagement process.
A summary of the feedback received on the draft and recommended plans is included in the Final Corridor Plan.
E Line planning began in 2018 with the E Line Corridor Study. The study evaluated corridor alignment and terminal location alternatives and recommended the final E Line alignment, adopted by the Metropolitan Council in January 2020. Public engagement, including open houses, community meetings, and surveys, informed the recommendation for the final alignment.
Following the completion of the 2018 study, planning work began to refine and review early station location recommendations and work through specific planning issues. The corridor plan was developed by Metro Transit staff throughout 2020 and 2021 with input and feedback received from a Technical Advisory Committee and through community outreach and engagement activities.
Project fact sheets are available in Spanish, Somali, and Hmong. If you need materials in a different format or additional languages, please contact ELine@metrotransit.org.