Connecting Bus Service
Beginning Dec. 4, 2021, the METRO Orange Line will provide highway Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service in the I-35W corridor connecting downtown, south Minneapolis, Richfield, Bloomington, and Burnsville with fast, reliable all-day service. The Orange Line will replace Routes 535 and 597. Bus routes in the corridor will be restructured to maximize connections to the Orange Line and improve transit service in the area.
Note: Some of the improvements outlined in the Orange Line Connecting Bus Study have been deferred due to an ongoing operator shortage and to provide a more reliable schedule: Route 46 weekend service is suspended, Route 548 is deferred and Route 553 is suspended. These improvements may occur as resources become available. Review the Orange Line Connecting Bus Study Plan.
These routes will have timed connections with Orange Line stations beginning Dec. 4.:
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