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Join us in co-creating a bold vision for transit    

The implementation of a three-quarter cent metro-area sales tax for transportation is a significant development for Metro Transit, providing additional and predictable funding for transit operations and maintenance.  

With additional resources, we recognize the need to share a clear and compelling vision for transit and to continually demonstrate the value transit provides people and communities across our region.

What we know now 

Providing access to fast, frequent, and reliable transit directly benefits people across the region who can't or don't want to rely on personal vehicles. Transit also plays a key role in making our region more sustainable, equitable, and economically competitive.  

To improve transit in our region we know we need to:  

  • Provide stations, stops, and vehicles that are safe, clean, welcoming, and accessible.  

  • Hire and support operators, technicians, police officers, and support staff who reflect the communities we serve. 

  • Regularly adapt service to meet changes in travel behavior and address rider feedback.  

  • Bring frequent, all-day service to the region’s busiest corridors by expanding our Bus Rapid Transit network.  

  • Extend the METRO Green and Blue lines to better serve job centers and underserved communities.   

  • Continue reducing our energy use our transition to zero emission buses.  

Building on a strong foundation  

Metro Transit’s next Strategic Plan will build on a strong foundation of existing work, including:  

  • The 2023 Strategic Plan, which identifies the agency’s goals and core elements (principles).  

  • The Safety & Security Action Plan, a 40-point plan outlining steps being taken to improve public safety on transit. 

  • Network Now, a plan that will outline how service can be improved over the next five years. 

  • The Zero Emission Bus Transition Plan, which identifies opportunities, risks and implementation strategies for transitioning to zero-emission buses.

  • The Met Council's Climate Action Work Plan, which identifies ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make our services and facilities more resilient to the impacts of climate change.

  • The Metropolitan Council’s Transportation Policy Plan, the region’s long-range transportation plan.