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Community Engagement

Do you have a question about a transit project or want to know how you can get involved in decision-making, or want to contact the Metro Transit outreach coordinator who serves your community? We’ve pulled together resources to get you started.

Building relationships

As part of Metro Transit's Community Affairs department, Community Outreach Coordinators support a wide variety of Metro Transit projects. Outreach Coordinators can :

Metro Transit Outreach

Doug Cook (he / his)
[email protected]

Focus: How to Ride, Bus Operator and Community education

Cody Olson (he / his)
[email protected]

Projects: METRO B Line, METRO H Line

Liz Jones (she / hers)
[email protected]

Area: Areas served by future METRO Gold and Purple lines

Projects: METRO Gold Line and METRO Purple Line outreach lead

Erik Thompson (he / his)
[email protected]

Projects: METRO E Line, Riders Club, Network Now

Nasser Mussa (he / his)
[email protected]

Projects: Metro Transit micro, METRO F Line, METRO G Line

Colin Owens (he / his)
[email protected]

Projects: METRO Purple Line

Emmanuel Larayetan (he / his)
[email protected]

Projects: METRO Gold Line

Amber Lee (she / her)
[email protected]

Focus: Leading and managing Metro Transit Outreach and engagement.

Julie Martinez (she / her)
[email protected]

Projects: Better Bus Stops, Network Now, Zero Emissions Bus Transportation, Metro Transit Forward, Metro Transit Micro

Alyssia Bell (she / her)
[email protected]

Projects: Supports Metro Transit B Line, Metro Transit F Line, Metro Transit G Line, Metro Transit E Line

Light Rail Extension Outreach

For our transportation system to work for everyone, it needs to connect people to the places they want to go. Light rail connects people to jobs to support their families, schools to get a solid education, doctor's appointments to stay healthy.

Cooperation and collaboration with countless supporters and partners have shaped and given life to the vision of a better-connected region. We're building lines that are sound, built from the ground up.

METRO Green Line Extension

This extension of the METRO Green Line will serve downtown Minneapolis and the communities of St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Minnetonka, and Eden Prairie. The 14.5-mile route will include 16 new stations.

David Davies (he / his)
[email protected]


James Mockovciak (he / his)
[email protected]

Station Areas: SouthWest, Eden Prairie Town Center, Golden Triangle, City West, Opus, Hopkins

Diane Anastos
[email protected]


Kaydee Kirk
[email protected]

Areas: SouthWest, Eden Prairie Town Center, Golden Triangle, City West, Opus, Hopkins

METRO Blue Line Extension

This project will extend the existing Blue Line from Target Field Station northwest to Brooklyn Park and connect communities along the way.

Nkongo Cigolo (he / his)
[email protected]

Kjerstin Yager (she/her)
[email protected]

Area: Crystal and Robbinsdale

Joanna Ocasio-Maisonet (she/her)
[email protected]

Area: Brooklyn Park and Minneapolis

Kaja Vang (they/them)
[email protected]

Area: Minneapolis

Additional community resources