Open houses set to discuss streetcar and enhanced bus options for Nicollet-Central

A series of three open house meetings is scheduled to give the public an opportunity to learn about streetcar and enhanced bus options being considered on a key route through the city, and to share their ideas on improving transit service. The City of Minneapolis is examining options to improve public transit along the busy corridor that includes Nicollet Avenue through south Minneapolis and downtown and Central Avenue in Northeast.

The open houses will provide an overview of the Nicollet-Central Transit Alternatives Study, which is just beginning and will continue into 2013.  The study will identify a preferred transit enhancement that could serve as the first phase of a longer-ranger vision for transit service in the corridor.

The corridor extends from the 46th Street/Interstate 35W Transit Station and Nicollet Avenue on the south, through Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis, over the Hennepin Avenue Bridge, and north along Central Avenue NE to the Columbia Heights Transit Center on Central Avenue at 41st Avenue NE.

Open houses are being held:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 26, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall
  • Wednesday, Sept. 26, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    5th Precinct Police Station, 3101 Nicollet Avenue S
  • Thursday, Sept. 27, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Eastside Food Co-op, 2551 Central Avenue NE

For more information, to sign up for email updates or to complete an online survey, go to the project website:


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