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City of Minnetonka Transit Study

Minnetonka Transit Study Report Cover

Metro Transit, in cooperation with the City of Minnetonka, recently concluded a study to identify potential bus service changes in the city. This study was built upon the city’s transit vision and goals. The study's lead consultant, Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates, presented its findings at the Nov. 19, 2012, meeting of the Minnetonka City Council.

> View the presentation to the Minnetonka City Council

The complete study is provided below. Key recommendations for service improvements are covered on pages ES-8 through ES-17 of the "Introduction and Summary" chapter. Included in these recommendations is a new route that would operate between Ridgedale and Minnetonka Heights as well as a restructuring of express routes 664, 665, 667E, 670 and 671.

Metro Transit held public hearings in April so customers and other community stakeholders could provide feedback on proposed changes to transit service in the west metro. Get more details about west suburban service changes.

       > Introduction and Summary

       > Chapter 1 – Review of Past Plans and Projects

 > Chapter 2 – Demographic Overview (note: large file)

> Fig. 2-2  2010 Population Density (Block)
> Fig. 2-3  2005 Population Density (TAZ)
> Fig. 2-4  2030 Population Density (TAZ) 
> Fig. 2-5  2005 Employment Density (TAZ) 
> Fig. 2-6  2030 Employment Density (TAZ) 
> Fig. 2-7  2010 Senior Density (Block)  
> Fig. 2-8  2010 Youth Density (Block)
> Fig. 2-9  2005-2009 (5-Yr. Average) Low-Income Density (Block Group)
> Fig. 2-10  2005-2009 (5-Yr. Average) Zero Vehicle Availability (Block Group) 
> Fig. 2-11  2005-2009 (5-Yr. Average) Average Number of Vehicles Per Person (Block Group)
> Fig. 2-15  Where Minnetonka Workers Live (I-394 Corridor)
> Fig. 2-17  Where Minnetonka Workers Live (Central Area / Hwy. 7)
> Fig. 2-19  Where Minnetonka Workers Live (Opus Area)
> Fig. 2-21  Where Minnetonka Workers Live (Minnetonka Corporate Center Area)
> Fig. 2-23  Where Minnetonka Residents Work (Citywide)

> Chapter 3 – Existing Service Summary

> Fig. 3-2  Fixed Routes Serving Minnetonka (Regional Context)
> Fig. 3-3  Fixed Routes Serving Minnetonka & Land Use (Local Context)
> Fig. 3-6  Average Boardings by Stop
> Fig. 3-8  Bus Stops, Shelters & Distances between Stops in Minnetonka
> Fig. 3-11  TransitLink Passenger Trips To/From Minnetonka by Community (Oct. 2011)

> Chapter 4 – Community Feedback

> Chapter 5 – Key Findings and Next Steps

> Peer Review

> Service Concepts and Alternatives

> Appendices

> Appendix A - Route Maps & Schedules
> Appendix B - Peer Route Maps & Schedules
> Appendix C - Supplemental Local & National Peer Data
> Appendix D - Ridership Estimate Tables


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