Nicollet-Central Modern Streetcar
On October 4, 2013, the Minneapolis City Council approved a resolution recommending that the locally preferred alternative for the Nicollet-Central Transit Corridor be modern streetcar running between Lake Street and at least 5th Street NE on Nicollet Avenue, Nicollet Mall and Hennepin/1st Avenues, using the Hennepin Avenue Bridge to cross the Mississippi River.
The project is estimated to cost approximately $200 million and carry over 9,000 daily riders. The project would be funded in part through the value capture district that the City of Minneapolis established for the project in June 2013; other federal, regional and local funds will also be pursued.
The decision follows over a year of technical analysis and public engagement through the Nicollet-Central Transit Alternatives Study. The meeting materials and project documents from the study are online.
In 2014, the City of Minneapolis and the Metropolitan Council are working together to do further planning for the project, including completing an Environmental Assessment for the project.
What modern streetcar might look like...
Note: Photo renderings are for illustrative purposes and do not represent actual designs or stop locations.
Where modern streetcar would operate...
Note: Station/Stop locations are approximate and will be refined through further design and engineering.
Last updated May 18, 2015