Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Metro District Planning, Program Management and Transit

MnDOT's role in metro-area transit

Within MnDOT's Metro District, the Transit Section provides several shared services to partners in developing, designing and constructing transit systems, including light rail (LRT), arterial bus rapid transit (aBRT) and commuter rail lines. Our experience includes work on the Hiawatha (now Blue Line), Northstar commuter rail, Central Corridor (now Green Line), as well as the Green Line Extension (Southwest) and the Blue Line Extension (Bottineau).

Why transit?

Transit connects people to jobs, family, schools, shopping, health care centers, sports and cultural events. Transit facilitates moving more people faster by minimizing and bypassing peak-hour congestion. It is a viable and effective alternative to driving that can reduce congestion, fuel consumption and greenhouse emissions.

For more information on common transit methods, check out our Transit Fact Sheet (PDF).

For more information on MnDOT’s transit role throughout Greater Minnesota, visit the Office of Transit Page and the Passenger Rail Office Page.


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