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Share comments on the Metro Red Line

The public is invited to learn more about the Metro Red Line, view draft recommendations and share comments on the future of station areas at an open house Wednesday, Aug. 14 from 4–6 p.m. at the Apple Valley Transit Station, 15450 Cedar Ave. S., Apple Valley.

Visitors can come and go at any time during the event.

​Dakota County, Hennepin County, Dakota County Community Development Agency, and the cities of Bloomington, Eagan, Apple Valley, and Lakeville are conducting a study along the METRO Red Line, which recently brought station-to-station bus rapid transit service to Cedar Avenue.

The METRO Red Line Market and Development Study, which is funded by the Corridors of Opportunity initiative of the Metropolitan Council, is identifying strategies to encourage transit-supportive development and redevelopment around six stations along the route: Lakeville-Cedar in Lakeville (future Red Line station); Apple Valley Transit Station, 147th Street and 140th Street in Apple Valley; Cedar Grove Transit Station in Eagan; and Mall of America Transit Station in Bloomington. The final report for the study will be published this fall.

To ask questions or learn more information about the project and the public open house, contact Dakota County Transit Specialist Joe Morneau at 952-891-7986 or joe.morneau@co.dakota.mn.us.