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Future Plans

METRO Red Line service currently operates between the Apple Valley Transit Station and the Mall of America. Dakota County, the Metropolitan Council and MVTA have recently studied future needs for transit in the corridor through an update to the Cedar Avenue Transitway Implementation Plan. This plan considers additional stations, route extensions and improvements to express and local routes. 

RedLineImplementationPlanUpdateFinalReport.pdfImplementation Plan Update Final Report
RedLineImplementationPlanUpdateExecutiveSummary.pdfImplementation Plan Update Executive Summary

Dakota County and the cities of Apple Valley, Bloomington, Eagan and Lakeville are working on several efforts to allow for and encourage infrastructure and land uses near the stations to be more accessible via transit, walking and bicycling. Among the goals of these plans are to improve the feasibility and safety of non-automobile trips, provide a more inviting location for employers and new residential development, and improve job access.

For more information, contact the Dakota County Transit Office at 952-891-7000 or


Last updated: 9/23/2016 5:29 AM