F Line Corridor Plan
Metro Transit is planning station locations for the METRO F Line. Read the full Recommended Corridor Plan. For a quick overview, look at plans for individual stations.
Thank you for providing feedback on the Recommended Corridor Plan. The public comment period for the F Line Recommended Corridor Plan ended May 14, 2023. Metro Transit staff will now review the comments received, incorporate them into an F Line Final Corridor Plan, and begin the Metropolitan Council approval process. Council approval of the Final Corridor Plan is expected in July 2023.
What is the F Line?
The METRO F Line is a planned bus rapid transit line that will provide faster and more reliable transit service in the Route 10 corridor from downtown Minneapolis to Northtown Transit Center along Nicollet Mall, Central Avenue, 53rd Avenue, and University Avenue.
Bus rapid transit is a package of transit enhancements that adds up to a faster trip and an improved experience on Metro Transit’s busiest bus routes. Learn more at metrotransit.org/brt or watch a short video.
What is in the Recommended Corridor Plan?
The purpose of the F Line Corridor Plan is to identify the locations of stations and platforms and provide policy direction to Metro Transit to begin detailed design for the F Line bus rapid transit project. The Corridor plan includes:
- Proposed station locations: intersections planned for stations and proposed locations of platforms within each intersection. Once approved, the Corridor Plan will set the locations for stations moving forward.
- Concept bus service plan
- Priorities for potential bus priority treatment along the corridor
- Project history and planning process to date
The F Line Corridor Plan is the process and product Metro Transit uses to facilitate early agency coordination and public engagement on the locations of F Line stations and platforms prior to the engineering phase of the F Line project.
What are the next steps?
In 2022-2023, we will be seeking public feedback on planned F Line station locations in three steps:
- Fall 2022 – Draft Corridor Plan: Released the Draft Corridor Plan initiating a six-week public comment period, which ended on Dec. 5, 2022.
- Spring 2023 – Recommended Corridor Plan: The Metropolitan Council approved the release of the Recommended Corridor Plan on April 12, initiating a second public comment period lasting through May 14, 2023. This second version of the Corridor Plan includes a summary of what we heard and how we updated the Draft Corridor Plan to reflect public and agency input.
- Summer 2023 – Final Corridor Plan: Feedback collected on the Recommended Corridor Plan will be incorporated into a Final Corridor Plan and presented to the Metropolitan Council for approval. Once the plan is approved, station locations will be finalized and detailed engineering will begin.