Commuter Services

Outreach program of I-494 Corridor Commission

Area leaders enjoy bus tour of new Orange Line on Feb. 26

About two dozen area leaders boarded a sleek new Metro Transit bus at Bloomington City Hall recently for a quick ride up I-35W along the planned METRO Orange Line bus rapid transit (BRT) route to downtown Minneapolis. The Orange Line is a 17-mile BRT line that will connect Burnsville, Bloomington and Richfield with downtown Minneapolis. The line will provide frequent, all-day service at 11 stations in both directions, seven days per week. The $150 million project will open in 2019. BRT provides high quality, reliable service like light rail transit, but is less expensive to build and allows for a more flexible route. The project includes street improvements, upgraded transit stations, Park & Ride facilities, and improved bus routes. Funding commitments have been provided by the Counties Transit Improvement Board, State of Minnesota, Metropolitan Council, Hennepin County, and the federal government.

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Let us send you a personalized transit itinerary from your home to your work or school. Along with the personalized transit itinerary we will also send you the correct schedules and two free ride passes if you haven't already received free passes.

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METRO Redline - A Brand New Way to Travel

Get ready to wave goodbye to traffic on Cedar Avenue. Ride the new METRO Red Line and read, work, text, listen to music – think about anything other than sitting in congestion. The METRO Red Line stops at stations that are farther apart, rather than every few blocks, so you spend more of your time moving. Buses operate every 15 minutes from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays and from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekends. It all adds up to fast, reliable service that’s so frequent, you won’t even need to look at a schedule.


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Northstar Commuter Rail Line

The Northstar Commuter Rail Line offers service from Big Lake to downtown Minneapolis for residents and businesses. Northstar is the first commuter rail line in Minnesota.

At speeds up to 79 mph, you'll travel between Big Lake and downtown Minneapolis in about 45 minutes, no matter what the weather conditions! Whether you plan to use Northstar for your daily work commute or for recreational activities on the weekends, now is the time to get ready to ride the line!

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The METRO Green Line LRT is now open!

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Commuter Challenge 2013 Grand Prize Winner!

Karen Schlenker Kraft, Best Buy
$500 Apple Store Gift Card

“I love how easy it is to ride the bus with my Metropass. It makes getting on and off fast and I don't have to carry change. I also enjoy reading on the bus instead of sitting in a car driving in traffic.”

Commuter Challenge Winner