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bottineauBottineau Boulevard Light Rail Transit Line

Background
The Bottineau Boulevard Light Rail Transit Project includes a busway that will offer high-quality transit service from downtown Minneapolis through Robbinsdale, Crystal, Brooklyn Park, Osseo, Hassan Township, Dayton, Maple Grove and Rogers.

Project Completion Under Transportation Choices 2020 Project Completion Under Metropolitan Council Plan
2011
2020

Project Updates, News, and Events
Updates

  • The Northwest Metro Transit Restructuring Plan is underway – a project to improve service in the area west of the Mississippi River and north of Highway 55. Cities in the study area include Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Champlin, Crystal, Golden Valley, Maple Grove, New Hope, north Minneapolis, Osseo, Plymouth and Robbinsdale. Although the plan focuses on what can be implemented beginning in 2007, planners are pursuing possible links with the Bottineau Boulevard bus rapid transit line. Learn more.
  • Bottineau Boulevard map

News

  • Back on Tracks? A Renewed LRT vs. BRT Debate Surfaces Along Bottineau Boulevard. Commissioner Mike Opat has suggested that in light of the success of the Hiawatha LRT, changes in the political climate, and the potential to negotiate a deal with BNSF over the railroad corridor, the region may be best served by a return to the original plan of pursuing LRT along the Corridor. “Emerging issues, especially the new Target campus in Brooklyn Park and the growing interest in LRT, are causing us to take a fresh look,” says Opat. “We can’t settle for a substandard mode or route when we’re making an investment that should serve generations.”

Events
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Project Resources
Bottineau Boulevard Partnership

Metro Transit Bottineau Boulevard website

Metropolitan Council Bottineau Boulevard website