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D Line Project

METRO D Line (Chicago-Fremont bus rapid transit)

D Line alignment map showing final stations on a line from Brooklyn Center to Mall of America

Faster transit is coming to the Route 5 corridor. 

Construction of the METRO D Line bus rapid transit (BRT) project began in March 2021 and will continue in the spring of 2022. The D Line will substantially replace Route 5 with fast, frequent, and all-day service.  

Watch a video about the D Line and what to expect from construction. 

This 18-mile line will connect neighborhoods and destinations in Brooklyn Center, Minneapolis, Richfield, and Bloomington. Bus rapid transit brings better amenities, faster service and a more comfortable ride.

• Faster, more frequent service
• Pre-boarding fare payment for faster stops
• Neighborhood-scale stations with amenities
• Enhanced security
• Larger & specialized vehicles

The Route and Stations page has more details on each station.

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Project schedule

2018: Project station locations approved

2019-2020: Design of stations and other project related improvements

Spring 2021: Construction starts and continues into 2022

Late 2022: Anticipated opening of the D Line

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Project Contacts

North Minneapolis and Brooklyn Center
Joanna Hubbard-Rivera
Community Outreach Coordinator
South Minneapolis, Richfield and Bloomington
Cody Olson
Community Outreach Coordinator

Media Contact
Laura Baenen
Senior Communications Specialist
612-269-4365 cell