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Network Next

What is Network Next?

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 Bus approaching gate B.

Network Next is a 20-year plan for expanding and improving the bus network. Transit improvements under consideration include improved local and express routes, integrated shared mobility options, and new arterial bus rapid transit (BRT) lines.  

Recommendations for new BRT lines

In February 2021, following months of analysis and community engagement, Metro Transit finalized recommendations for the next expansions in the BRT network:

  • The METRO F Line will serve the Central Avenue corridor, largely replacing Route 10 from downtown Minneapolis to Northtown Mall via Central and University avenues. Sign up for F Line project emails to be notified when planning begins in early 2022.

  • The METRO G Line will serve the Rice/Robert corridor, traveling between West St. Paul and Little Canada via Robert and Rice streets and replacing portions of routes 62 and 68.

  • The METRO H Line will serve the Como/Maryland corridor from downtown Minneapolis to Sun Ray Transit Center in St. Paul via Como Avenue and Maryland Avenue, replacing and extending Route 3.

The METRO F, G, and H lines will join a growing network of BRT lines that provide an improved customer experience with frequent service and faster trips in our region’s busiest bus corridors.

The Metropolitan Council adopted the recommendations on March 24

Later in 2021, Metro Transit will begin the next phase of Network Next, focusing on local and express bus improvements.

Stay connected

Sign up for email project updates or contact Metro Transit staff below about the project.

Project contact

Nasser Mussa
Community Outreach

Media contact

Laura Baenen
Senior Communications Specialist
612-269-4365 cell

John Komarek
Communications Specialist