Planning phase engagement
On May 23, the Metropolitan Council Transportation Committee will consider the approval of the METRO E Line Final Corridor Plan. The full Council would take action on the plan on June 8. This is the final version of the Corridor Plan, following a draft and recommended version of the plan. It 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 riders and community members and asked for feedback on the Draft Corridor Plan. A public comment period was held from September 20 to October 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 reengaged riders 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.
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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.