Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Metro Transit looking for $72.3 million to improve transit lines.

Metro Transit has plans to improve both local and express bus service over the next 10 to 15 years. The plan will be the subject of five public meetings between November 5th and 17th and a public hearing on Nov. 18th.  The Metropolitan Council will adopt the plan sometime in early 2015.

Highlights for northsiders include "High" priority improvements along north side routes. In summary the improvements include.

Route 14: Increase service to provide 15 min frequency on trunk portion of route roughly between, 10am and 2pm. Implementation target 2018-2020

Route 19: Increase frequency to every 15 mins beginning at 9:00am until 3:00pm on Sunday. Implementation target 2015-2017

Route 22: Improve truck frequency to every 15 mins between 9am and 6pm on Sundays, and improve frequency to 15 mins between 6am and 7pm currently, service is less than every 15mins before the am peak and during the midday. Improve Saturday frequency from 9am-6pm on the trunk. Implementation target 2015-2017

Route 30: Implement weekend service. Target 2015-2017

Route 32: Implement Sunday service: 30 min frequency from 8am to 9pm. Implementation target 2015-2017.

The full report can be seen here.

A public hearing will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Metropolitan Council Chambers, 390 N. Robert Street, St. Paul.
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 5, at the Hennepin County Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis.
  • 1 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 8, North Community YMCA, 1711 W. Broadway Ave., Minneapolis.
  • 6  to 7:30 p.m Nov. 13., Hennepin County Southdale Library, 7001 York Ave. S., Edina.
  •  1 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 15,, Conway Recreation Center, 2090 Conway Ave., St. Paul. Served by routes 7480 and 219.
  •  6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17, Anoka County Northtown Central Library, 711 County Hwy. 10 NE,Blaine

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