Learn about modern streetcar and enhanced bus options for Nicollet-Central corridor

Streetcars or enhanced bus service could be coming to Minneapolis. The City is considering one of these two transit options for the Nicollet-Central corridor, which is one of the busiest transit corridors in Minneapolis.

A series of three open house meetings is scheduled to give the public an opportunity to learn about modern streetcar and enhanced bus options being considered within the Nicollet-Central Corridor, and to share their ideas on improving transit service.  The open houses will provide an update on the Nicollet-Central Transit Alternatives Study, including the results of the initial screening of transit alternatives and an overview of the next phase of study – the detailed evaluation of alternatives. 

The corridor extends from the south along Nicollet Avenue at the 46th Street/Interstate 35W Transit Station, through downtown Minneapolis along Nicollet Mall, over the Mississippi River, and north along Central Avenue NE to the Columbia Heights Transit Center at 41st Avenue NE.  The Nicollet-Central Transit Alternatives Study began last fall and will be completed later in the summer of 2013. The outcome of the study will identify a preferred transit enhancement that could serve as the first phase of a longer-range vision for transit service in the corridor.

Open houses are being held:

The City of Minneapolis invites and encourages participation by every resident to each program, service and event within our city. There will be Somali and Spanish interpreters at the open houses.  The open houses are wheelchair accessible.  Should you require an accommodation for you to fully participate or interpreter services for language(s) other than Somali or Spanish, please contact Anna Flintoft at 612-673-3885 or anna.flintoft@minneapolismn.gov at least 48 hours in advance. 

For more information, visit the project website at www.minneapolismn.gov/nicollet-central.

Published Jan. 30, 2013