Monday, September 29, 2014

Minneapolis to receive federal grant to Install 150 New Bus Shelters


 Minneapolis will receive a $3.2 million dollar grant from the Federal Transit Administration to install 150 new transit shelters, replace 75-100 shelters, and make improvements to 75.  Many of the new shelters will be placed in areas the Metropolitan Council has identified as having high numbers of minorities and poverty.

Before the grant, Metro Transit was planning to install a number of new shelters along Fremont and Penn Avenues in north Minneapolis.

This is welcome news for residents of north Minneapolis who have long called for shelter improvements.

Construction of Arterial BRT lines to West Broadway and Penn Avenue, or a Streetcar line to West Broadway would further improve transit stops in north Minneapolis. Is transit equity finally being achieved? What other transit improvements would you like to see in north Minneapolis?

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