Metro Transit asks the public to review the concept plan and submit feedback via survey. If you haven’t done so, please take this 10-minute survey. Help us understand what is important to our route riders in the south metro.
The comment period is open through February 22, 2021.
What happens next?
Transit planners will compile and review the comments and use the feedback to modify the service plan as appropriate before seeking approval from the Metropolitan Council in mid-2021. A summary of the comments will be posted on the project website. The current schedule anticipates implementing the route and service changes in late 2021.
Proposed changes in concept plan
In late 2021, the METRO Orange Line is scheduled to begin new bus rapid transit service in the I-35W corridor area in south Minneapolis, Richfield, Bloomington, and Burnsville.
Routes 535 and 597 will be mostly replaced by the Orange Line. New and restructured local routes, listed in groups below by geographic area, will connect with the Orange Line at stations along I-35W:
- 7 and 515 following 66th and Cedar in Richfield
- 27 serving south Minneapolis Phillips neighborhood
- 534, 553 along Lyndale/Portland
- 536, 539 serving Normandale and Mall of America
- 538, 540, 542 along I-494
- 547, 548, 597 serving south Bloomington
More information at: metrotransit.org/olcb