Transit Equity

Transportation is essential for creating true communities of opportunity, impacting the structure of metropolitan cities, job creation, energy efficiency, affordable housing options and economic growth. 

By building collective and community-based power within Harrison neighborhood, we ensure that community members most impacted by development and systemic injustice are informed, engaged and developed to be leaders in transit and development decision-making, and that the voice of those traditionally under-represented are heard and respected in the public decision making process. 

Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

The Bottineau light rail project is an extension of the existing Blue Line that will provide a one-seat ride to the VA Medical Center, Mall of America and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, and will connect Minneapolis and the northwest communities with the region’s system of transit ways. An approximately 13-mile route will serve downtown Minneapolis, north Minneapolis, Golden Valley, Robbinsdale, Crystal and Brooklyn Park. Eleven new stations will be built in addition to Target Field Station with an estimated project cost of $1.496 billion, funded by a combination of federal, state and local resources. An estimated 2,500  construction workers will be needed to build the line, with $300 million estimated construction payroll. Service will begin in approximately 2024. 

Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension) 

The Southwest light rail project is an extension of the existing Green Line that is an approximately 14.5-mile route serving the growing communities of Minneapolis, St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Minnetonka and Eden Prairie. Fifteen new stations will be developed with connections to streets and trails, attracting new residential and commercial development. The project budget is estimated at $1.77 billion, funded by a combination of federal, state, and local resources. Construction began in November 2018 with service predicted to begin in 2023. 

C-Line (Penn avenue) BRT

The C-Line is a new kind of bus service that will serve the downtown, North Minneapolis and Brooklyn Center Communities via Olson Highway and Penn Avenue. Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a package of transit enhancements that adds up to a faster trip and an improved experience. This new bus service will include train like features with ticket machines at stations that will allow customers to purchase tickets before boarding. Buses will make fewer stops, significantly speeding up travel time, as well as providing more seats.