The METRO Orange Line is a 20-mile bus rapid transit corridor along Interstate 35W currently under development. BRT service will initially operate between downtown Minneapolis and Burnsville Parkway in Burnsville, primarily in the MnPass Lane. Planning, design and construction of roadway and station facilities is expected to continue through 2019, with a service launch in late 2019. News and upcoming events for the METRO Orange Line can be found on the Metro Transit’s website.
Extension of service to the Burnsville Center area and the Kenrick Avenue park and ride is planned following the launch of service. Dakota County, Metro Transit and MnDOT are currently determining needs and a timeline for project development.
Dakota County participates on the I-35W Solutions Alliance, a policy group overseeing development activities for the METRO Orange Line, as well as related traffic management efforts on I-35W.
Metro Orange Line Extension - Open houses
The Dakota County Regional Railroad Authority is holding open houses to discuss a potential extension of the planned METRO Orange Line. Input from the public will be used to identify potential bus rapid transit station locations in Burnsville and Lakeville near Interstate 35. Your involvement and ideas on how you would use the Orange Line is critical to the success of the future bus rapid transit service.
Thursday, Oct. 12, 4-6 p.m.
Kenrick Ave. Park and Ride
16775 Kenrick Ave., Lakeville
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
1101 County Rd. 42 W, Burnsville
Can’t make it? You can learn about the METRO Orange Line Extension and provide your input at www.orangelineextension.com.