Sarah McKenzie

I-35W Bus Rapid Transit line gets federal approval


The proposed Metro Orange Line — a bus rapid transit (BRT) line linking downtown Minneapolis with Burnsville — has received approval from the Federal Transit Administration to begin project development.

The line is set to open 2019 along a 17-mile stretch of I-35W — one of the region’s busiest bus corridors with an estimated 14,000 daily express bus rides, according to Metro Transit.


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