Ward One Community Forum: Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Next Steps

Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 05:00 PM

Ward One Community Forum:

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Next Steps

Metro Transit is planning new routes in the METRO Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) network. Join Council Member Kevin Reich, who represents the city on the Transportation Advisory Board at the Met Council, and Metro Transit outreach staff for a virtual community forum to learn more about the proposed routes and Metro Transit’s Network Next planning initiative and help prioritize implementation of the next BRT line.

Thursday, January 14, 5-6:30 p.m.

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Three of the four alignments that have been identified for near term implementation run through or adjacent to the First Ward: Central (Route 10), Como/Maryland (Route 3), and Johnson/Lyndale (Route 4). Through January 20, community is asked to rank the top alignments to help prioritize implementation using an online survey: surveymonkey.com/r/futurebus. Once prioritized, the corridors will be designated as the future METRO F, G, and H Lines. Even if you can’t attend the Ward One community forum, we encourage you to take the survey by January 20 and let your voice be heard.

BRT lines provide a streamlined route with fast, frequent bus service about every ten minutes. Bus stops and shelters are upgraded to stations with amenity upgrades include electronic informational signs, heat, and security cameras.

Network Next is part of the future vision of transit service in the region, which includes four more lines in mid-term and three more in the long-term planning. This slate of BRT lines follows the METRO A and C Lines which are in operation and the B and D lines which are in the planning phase and have received full funding.   The METRO E Line will begin planning in early 2021.  

BRT Planning Map

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