The METRO Orange Line is a 21-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 2021, with a service launch in December 2021. 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 is currently leading a project to identify routing, station locations and operational needs for the extension. You can learn about the METRO Orange Line Extension and provide your input at www.orangelineextension.com.
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.