New D Line Update- July 2018

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Metropolitan Council Approves Final D Line Station Plan
What’s next for the D Line in 2018?
Contact Us
What is the D Line?

Metro Transit is planning improvements to the Route 5 corridor with the D Line rapid bus project. The D Line will stake over primary service from the Route 5, running primarily on Chicago and Emerson/Fremont Avenues. Rapid bus 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

Frequently asked questions

July 2018
Metropolitan Council Approves Final D Line Station Plan
The D Line Final Station Plan was approved by the Metropolitan Council at its July 25th, 2018 meeting

The Final Station Plan represents the result of two years of planning and public engagement along the D Line corridor and allows the project to move into the design phase.

This plan incorporates feedback from the Draft Station Plan and the later Recommended Station Plan that will help guide Metro Transit’s staff and design team through the design and construction phases.

Map route of Final D Line Station Plan
* The Metropolitan Council directed staff to continue planning and community engagement activities related to the planned station at 48th Street and Chicago Avenue. Following this work and through a future action, the Council will confirm or revise the planned station at this location.

What’s next for the D Line in 2018?
Image of design and construction schedule for D Line
Environmental review is expected to be completed this summer.

D Line design work will begin later in 2018 with a projected finish by the end of 2019.

Pending full project funding, D Line construction would begin in 2020 or 2021.

Contact Us

We want to hear from you!

Metro Transit staff are planning a series of open houses, door-knocking sessions with homes and businesses, ride-alongs on buses, and pop-up events at future station locations to inform new D Line rapid bus stations. We will be posting a schedule of upcoming events on our website later this summer. Please visit the D Line website to find out more about upcoming events and any other information on the project.

Do you want to learn more about the D Line and the design and construction process?

There are several ways to get involved with the project

  • Email comments to
  • Call Customer Relations at 612-373-3333
  • Contact Community Outreach Coordinator Cody Olson by email at or by phone at 612-349-7390 to arrange a time for an outreach team member to come speak to your community.
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