For the past 5 years Metro Transit has been working to improve waiting facilities for customers and working with community to allocate facility and maintenance resources to best serve our customers with the Better Bus Stops program.
This year there are 39 shelter improvements are planned in St Paul. These improvements include the installation of new shelters, as well as adding heat and light to existing shelters throughout the city. Please note some plans may change depending on final design and construction schedules.
Additionally, 29 shelters have been identified for relocation due to low ridership (fewer than 15 people boarding the bus per day). Most of these shelters are located on University Avenue between Fairview Ave and Rice Street. Many of these shelters were added or kept for Route 16 service, but as Green Line has become the primary choice for transit customers in the corridor. Similar relocations were made with several of the west University (Minneapolis) bus stop locations in 2018. Bus service will continue at these bus stop locations.
Summit-University bus stops getting a new shelter:
RT 65 on Dale at Selby (North side)
Summit-University bus stops getting heat and/or light:
RT 65 on Dale at University (North side)
Shelters that are being removed, but the stop will still exist:
East sides on University at Victoria, Grotto, St. Albans, Kent, Mackubin, Arundel, Western, and Farrington.
West sides on University at Arundel, Mackubin, Kent, St. Albans, Grotto, Avon, Victoria, Chatsworth, and Oxford.
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