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These routes changed March 14

Metro Transit has made quarterly service adjustments.

A small portion of Metro Transit’s service receives quarterly adjustments; which can include trip removals, trip reinstatements, or other efficiency revisions based on overall agency capacity, including driver shortages and ridership on particular trips or other factors.

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Effective Saturday, March 14, changes were made to routes operated by Metro Transit. 

Below is an overview of the changes.

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Maple Grove Transit

MVTA

 

METRO Blue Line

 • Weekday northbound trip currently leaving Cedar/Riverside at 5:05 a.m. will be extended to start at Terminal 2 at 4:43 a.m.

 • Saturday and Sunday southbound trips currently leaving Franklin Ave at 4, 4:45 and 5:07 a.m. will be eliminated.

 • New Saturday and Sunday southbound trip departing Fort Snelling at 5:39 a.m. to Mall of America will begin.

 • New Saturday and Sunday southbound trip departing Franklin Ave. at 6:22 a.m. will begin. 


ROUTE 3

 • There will be some changes to which trips serve Union Depot.
 

ROUTE 4

 
• Schedule times will be adjusted for all days of the week to better reflect actual travel times.
 

ROUTE 6

 • Schedule times will be adjusted for all days of the week to better reflect actual travel times.
 

ROUTE 11

 • Schedule times will be adjusted for all days of the week.
 

ROUTE 12

 • Schedule times will be adjusted to better reflect actual travel times.
 

ROUTE 19

 • Southbound school trips leaving Morgan Ave. and 43rd St. at 3:15 and 3:17 p.m. will be consolidated and leave at 3:16 p.m.


ROUTE 21

 • New weekday westbound trip leaving Summit Ave. & Finn St. at 3:57 p.m. will run while Hiawatha Collegiate High School is in session.
 

ROUTE 23

 • Eastbound weekday trip now leaving 38th St. & Bryant at 4:32 a.m. will leave at 4:27 a.m.

 • Westbound weekday trip now leaving Becketwood at 4:57 a.m. will leave at 4:52 a.m.
 
 • Schedule times will be adjusted.
 

ROUTE 25/825

 
• Schedule times will be adjusted.
 

ROUTE 27

 • Westbound endpoint will move from Lake St. & 2nd Ave. to Lake St. & 4th Ave.

 • Eastbound starting point will move from Lake St. & 2nd Ave. to 4th Ave. & 28th St.

 • Schedule times will be adjusted.

 

ROUTE 54

 
• In April, MnDOT will begin a major reconstruction project on Hwy. 5 between 34th Ave. and the Fort Snelling Bridge near the MSP airport.

 • Complete directional lane closures will begin in April to October 2020.

 • Most Route 54 service will detour away from Hwy. 5 and will no longer directly serve airport Terminal 1 for the duration of the reconstruction project.

 • Customers destined for the airport will need to transfer to or from the Blue Line at American Blvd. Station in Bloomington.

 • Select early morning and late evening Route 54 westbound trips will continue to serve the airport.

 • Schedule times will be adjusted on March 14 in preparation of the upcoming route detour.
 

ROUTE 61 

 • Schedule times will be adjusted to better reflect actual travel times.

 

ROUTE 141

 • Schedule times will be adjusted to better reflect actual travel times.
 

ROUTE 250

 • Northbound schedule times outside of Minneapolis will be adjusted to better reflect actual travel times.

 • Departures along 2nd Ave. in downtown Minneapolis will remain the same.

 

ROUTE 552/553

 • Schedule times will be adjusted to better reflect actual travel times.

 

ROUTE 722

 • Northbound drop-off point for trips to Target North Campus will now be at Buildings D and F only. Southbound loading point will remain at Building B.

 

 

Maple Grove Transit
 

ROUTE 781

 • New northbound morning service from downtown Minneapolis to Maple Grove Transit Station; leaving 2nd Ave. & 10th St. at 5:06, 5:50 and 6:33 a.m.

 • New southbound afternoon service from Maple Grove Transit Station to downtown Minneapolis; leaving Maple Grove Transit Station at 2:30, 4 and 5 p.m.

 

ROUTE 783

 • Southbound trip that currently leaves Lawndale Ln. & 72nd Place at 5:35 a.m. will leave at 5:30 a.m.

 
 

Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA)

To improve trip times and mitigate congestion downtown, Minnesota Valley Transit Authority will continue operating six southbound routes off of Marquette Ave.

Routes 464, 470, 472, 476, 478 and 479 are now leaving downtown using 4th Ave.

Please visit mvta.com/route-alerts for details on recent and upcoming changes.