The information below was provided to us by Metro Transit's community engagement coordinator for the project, Cody Olson. You can reach him directly with your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Summit-University Planning Council will be hosting community forums to discuss these proposed plans beginning this Month. Please watch our community calendar or Facebook page for more specific details. Help us raise some questions by reaching out now to let us know what you think about this project and what you would like to know more about.
By this summer, the draft corridor plan will go to Met Council for approval.
From Cody Olson, B Line Community Engagement Coordinator:
The METRO B Line is a planned bus rapid transit (BRT) line that will provide faster and more reliable transit service in the Route 21 (Selby-Lake) corridor.
Based on initial planning work, Metro Transit has developed preliminary recommendations for the METRO B Line bus rapid transit corridor:
1. The B Line is now recommended to extend to downtown St. Paul, serving Lake Street, Marshall Avenue, and Selby Avenue.
2. In order to provide a faster and more reliable experience, the METRO B Line is planned to follow a more direct route than the Route 21 does today and will connect with the METRO A Line at Snelling & Dayton Station.
West of the Summit-University neighborhood, this recommendation means that the METRO B Line would follow a different route than the Route 21 does today and would stay south of I-94, running on Marshall Avenue west of Snelling Avenue and running on Selby Avenue east of Snelling Avenue.
3. In addition to B Line service, Route 21 is recommended to continue running on Lake Street in Minneapolis between Hennepin Avenue and Minnehaha Avenue every 30 minutes.
For more information on the B Line project, please visit the project website or sign up for B Line updates.
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