What is Network Next?
Network Next was launched in 2019 as a 20-year plan for expanding and improving the bus network, including local and express routes, integrated shared mobility options, and new arterial bus rapid transit (BRT) lines.
In 2020, we modified our approach to focus specifically on identifying the region’s next arterial BRT lines. The plan was completed in 2021.
In 2023, Metro Transit began refocusing on the future of the local and express bus network through an effort called Network Now
Adopted plan outcomes: new BRT lines
The Metropolitan Council adopted Network Next plan outcomes in March 2021. 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 METRO F Line will serve the Central Avenue corridor, largely replacing Route 10 from downtown Minneapolis to Northtown Mall via Central and University avenues.
- 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.