The Nicollet-Central Transit Alternatives Study is following a federally-defined transit Alternatives Analysis process. Through this process, the costs, benefits and impacts of an array of transit alternatives designed to address a transportation problem in the corridor are compared, and a locally preferred alternative is selected and adopted as part of the metropolitan area's long-range transportation plan.
The phases of study are shown in the graphic below and include:
- Development of the purpose and need for a transit improvement (Fall 2012)
- Initial development and screening alternatives (Late Fall 2012/Early Winter 2013)
- Detailed definition and evaluation of alternatives (Winter/Spring 2013)
- Selection of a locally preferred alternative (Summer 2013)
Adoption of the locally preferred alternative by the Metropolitan Council is expected to follow in late 2013.
Last updated Aug. 15, 2012