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.