Bus

Minn. METRO Red Line wins association award

Posted on October 23, 2013

The Minnesota Public Transit Association (MPTA) awarded its annual Management Innovation Award to the Minneapolis/St. Paul METRO Red Line bus rapid transit (BRT) project as an example of a creative partnership designed to address the needs of transit users.

The launch of the METRO Red Line involved policy direction, planning, funding and operational support from the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA), the Metropolitan Council, Dakota County and Metro Transit.

In its announcement of the Red Line award, MPTA noted the innovative collaboration, saying it provided “important groundwork for other BRT services in the region and the state of Minnesota that may be developed.”

The METRO Red Line provides station-to-station BRT service along Cedar Avenue and Highway 77 in the southeast metro to five stations between Apple Valley Transit Station and the Mall of America. It is the first frequent, seven-day-a-week, all-day service in this corridor. It is also the second line in the region’s METRO system, having joined the METRO Blue Line light rail system in June 2013.

The MPTA is a statewide organization representing transit systems and riders. It has worked since 1975 to assist transit systems, advocate for funding and educate the public and policymakers about transit issues.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

BusCon 2019 gives operators a look at fleet, tech upgrades

Register now, before the discounted rate expires on Thursday, August 22.

B.C. Transit adding 68 New Flyer CNG Xcelsiors

The announcement follows the July launch of BC Transit’s low carbon program.

CCW delivers first buses with newly developed HVAC systems

The solution will benefit Montebello and its passengers by contributing to a comfortable experience.

Pace to add 75 clean-diesel New Flyer buses

The new fleet will replace older buses currently in operation, while growing the agency’s service footprint to support its Vision 2020 strategic plan.

Connecticut DOT adding 50 New Flyer clean-diesel buses

The new buses, operating under the CTtransit name, replace older vehicles in the fleet with newer, more fuel-efficient buses.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation