Metro Transit (Minnesota)

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Area Served: Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota and the surrounding suburbs
Founded: 1967 (formerly known as Metropolitan Transit Commission 1967-1994, Metropolitan Council Transit Operations 1994-1998)
Fleet Size:
  • 40' Bus - 696
  • 45' Coach: 22
  • 60' Bus - 167
Number Of Routes: 123 (Bus), 2 (LRT), 1 (Commuter Rail)[1]
2010 Ridership: Approximately 78 million[2]

Metro Transit is the largest fixed-route public transit service provider for the Minneapolis - Saint Paul metropolitan area.

Other transit systems in the Twin Cities metropolitan area:

History

Metro Transit operations go back to 1967, when the agency was first formed by legislation to take over the remaining private transit operations in the Minneapolis - Saint Paul metro area. The system was first known as the Metropolitan Transit Commission (MTC) from 1967 to 1994. In 1994 transit operations were handed over to the Metropolitan Council, a regional oversight agency responsible for wastewater and land planning. From 1994 to 1998 the agency was known as Metropolitan Council Transit Operations (MCTO) and finally in 1998 the current name, Metro Transit, was adopted.

Fares

Metro Transit is part of the regional transit fare system. See the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area Transit Systems Fare Description for more information.

Facilities

Metro Transit operates a number of different facilities for passenger and operations.[3]

Headquarters

Metro Transit headquarters are located in the Fred T. Heywood Office Building, at 560 Sixth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411-4398. Functions include lost and found, administration, customer services, service planning, and other various tasks essential to the operation of the system. Metro Transit Police and the Fred T. Heywood bus garage also share the site.

Passenger Facilities

Park-n-Rides

A number of Park-n-Ride locations are available in the Metro Transit system. Most are serviced by express buses that provide non-stop service directly into one of the downtown areas.

See Metro Transit's Park & Ride page for more information.

Transit centers

Under construction The following are major transfer points between buses.

Minneapolis
Facility Name Address Routes Served
Chicago-Lake Transit Center 5, 21
Ramp A/7th Street 101 N 9th St, Minneapolis C Line, 5, 9, 22, 755
Ramp B/5th Street 516 2nd Ave N, Minneapolis 14, 94, 353, 363
38th Street Station 14, 22, 23, Blue Line
46th Street Station 7, 9, 46, 74, 436, 446, A Line, Blue Line
Uptown Transit Station 6, 17, 21, 23, 612
I-35W and Lake Street Station 190-191 E Lake St
I-35W and 46th Street Station 170-175 E 46th St 11, 46, 578, Orange Line
North Metro
  • Brooklyn Center Transit Center
  • Starlite Transit Center
  • Maple Grove Transit Station
  • Northtown Mall
South Metro
  • Mall of America Transit Station
  • Terminal 1-Lindbergh Station
  • 82nd St. and I-35W
  • 76th/Newton
  • Apple Valley Transit Station
  • Cedar Grove Transit Station
East Metro
  • Leamington Ramp (Downtown Minneapolis)
  • Gateway Ramp (Downtown Minneapolis)
  • Smith Ave Ramp (Downtown Saint Paul)
  • Minnesota Street (Downtown Saint Paul)
  • Sun Ray Transit Center
  • Maplewood Mall
West Metro
  • Mound Transit Center
  • Wayzata Park & Ride
  • Plymouth Road Park and Ride
  • Station 73
  • Ridgedale Mall
  • Louisiana Transit Center
Southwest Metro
  • East Creek Station
  • Southwest Village
  • Southwest Station
  • The Marschall Road Transit Station

Operations Facilities

Bus

Facility Name Purpose Built In Address
Fred T. Heywood - Garage Bus operations and servicing 1984 560 Sixth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411-4398
East Metro Garage Bus operations and servicing 2001 800 Mississippi Street, St. Paul, MN 55101-4299
Martin J. Ruter Garage Bus operations and servicing 1975 6845 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
Nicollet Garage Bus operations and servicing 1990 10 West 32nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408
South Garage Bus operations and servicing 1981 2100 MTC Road, Minneapolis, MN 55450
Overhaul Base Major bus maintenance and repair. Also houses Equipment Maintenance and Purchasing 1981 515 North Cleveland Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55114
Transit Control Center Bus operations monitoring and support 2002

Rail

Facility Name Purpose Built In Address
Commuter Rail Operations & Maintenance Facility Vehicle storage and servicing 2009 19669 County Road 43, Big Lake, MN 55309
Blue Line Light Rail Operations & Maintenance Facility Vehicle storage and servicing 2003 1810 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Green Line Light Rail Operations & Maintenance Facility Vehicle storage and servicing 2012 340 Broadway Street, St. Paul, MN 55101
Light Rail Support Facility Signals/communications, traction power and track support 2011 1917 24th Avenue East, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Bus Fleet

Active

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
200-212 2009 MCI D4500CT Cummins ISM
  • Sidelined in March 2020 due to pandemic, Returned Dec. 2021
  • Most reserved for State Fair service
220-226 2014 MCI D4500CT Cummins ISX
  • Purchased for service to Ham Lake / East Bethel[4]
  • Sidelined in March 2020 due to pandemic, Returned Dec. 2021
230-232 2015 MCI D4500CT Cummins ISX
  • Sidelined in March 2020 due to pandemic, Returned Dec. 2021
1100-1186 Metro Transit (Minnesota) 1127-a.jpg 2008 Gillig BRT 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL Voith D864.3E
  • Retiring as of March 2022
    • 16 units remain as of September 2022
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
1200-1230 Metro Transit (Minnesota) 1203-a.jpg 2010 Gillig BRT 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.3E
  • Retiring as of August 2022
    • 30 units remain as of September 2022
      • 1200-05 transferred to Metropolitan Transportation Services in late 2018
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
1240-1344 Metro Transit (Minnesota) 1335-a.jpg 2011 Gillig BRT 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.3E
1400-1419 Metro Transit (Minnesota) 1401-a.jpg 2012 Gillig BRT 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 ZF 6AP1400B
1420-1449 Metro Transit (Minnesota) 1429-a.jpg 2012 Gillig BRT 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 ZF 6AP1400B
1500-1574 Metro Transit (Minnesota) 1569-a.jpg 2013 Gillig BRT 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 ZF 6AP1400B
  • Some units trailed for increased standee space[5]
1600-1674 Metro Transit (Minnesota) 1627-a.jpg 2014 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 ZF 6AP1400B
1700-1734 2015 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 ZF 6AP1400B
  • First order of 40' buses to feature sealed windows
  • Retrofitted with Bentech barriers
1750-1787 Metro Transit (Minnesota) 1765-a.jpg 2016 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 ZF 6AP1400B
  • 1750-56 are wrapped for use on Red Line
  • Retrofitted with Bentech barriers
1790-1799 Metro Transit (Minnesota) 1798-a.jpg 2017 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 ZF 6AP1400B
  • Feature frameless windows
  • Retrofitted with Vapor and ArowGuard barriers
1800-1816 Metro Transit (Minnesota) 1816-a.jpg 2019 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 ZF 6AP1400B
  • Exercised 2013 contract options
  • Feature frameless windows, USB chargers
  • Retrofitted with Bentech barriers
3230-3239 2007 NFI D60LFR Cummins ISM Voith D864.5
  • Most units in reserve for State Fair service
3240-3254 Metro Transit (Minnesota) 3241-a.jpg 2008 NFI D60LFR Cummins ISM Voith D864.5
  • Retiring as of February 2022
    • 14 units remain as of February 2022
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
3260-3270 Metro Transit (Minnesota) 3267-a.jpg 2009 NFI D60LFR Cummins ISM Voith D864.5
  • Purchased for service to Oakdale / Blaine[6]
  • Most units in reserve for State Fair service
3300-3328 2010 NFI D60LFR Cummins ISL Voith D864.5 Have EPA 2007 engines
3330-3340 2010 NFI D60LFR Cummins ISL Allison B500R
  • Have EPA 2007 engines
  • Urban style seating
3350-3374 Metro Transit (Minnesota) 3363-a.jpg 2011 NFI D60LFR Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5
3400-3415 Metro Transit (Minnesota) 3403-a.jpg 2015 NFI XD60 Cummins ISL9 ZF Ecolife
3420-3449 Metro Transit (Minnesota) 3429-a.jpg 2016 NFI XD60 Cummins ISL9 ZF Ecolife
  • 3425-3429 were wrapped for use on the C Line
3460-3466 Metro Transit (Minnesota) 3465-a.jpg 2017 NFI XD60 Cummins ISL9 ZF Ecolife
7140-7184 2008 Gillig BRT HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB Allison EP40
hybrid system
  • Retiring as of March 2022
    • 40 units remain as of August 2022
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
7200-7229 Metro Transit (Minnesota) 7226-a.jpg 2010 Gillig BRT HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP
hybrid system
  • Being retired as of November 2022
    • 29 units remain as of November 2022
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
7290-7291 Metro Transit (Minnesota) 7291-a.jpg 2012 NFI XDE40 Cummins ISB6.7 BAE Systems
HybriDrive Series-E
7300-7332 2012 Gillig BRT HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP
hybrid system
7340-7344 Metro Transit (Minnesota) 7343-a.jpg 2015 Gillig Low Floor HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7 BAE Systems HybriDrive
8000-8011 2015 Gillig BRTPlus 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 ZF 6AP1400B
  • Used on A Line BRT route.
8012 2017 Gillig BRTPlus 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 ZF 6AP1400B
  • Exercised option for additional A Line capacity/spares[7]
  • Used on A Line BRT route
  • Retrofitted with ArowGuard barriers
8013-8015 Metro Transit (Minnesota) 8014-a.jpg 2019 Gillig BRTPlus 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins L9 ZF 6AP1400B
  • Final exercised option for additional A Line capacity/spares
  • Features USB chargers
  • Initially operated on C Line, transferred to A Line Jan. 2020
8020-8025 2021 Gillig BRTPlus 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins L9 ZF 6AP1400B
  • Red Line replacement buses, ordered in Feb. 2021[8]
  • Delivered in late Sept. 2021
  • Features frameless windows and USB chargers
8100-8105 Metro Transit (Minnesota) 8102-a.jpg 2018 NFI XD60 Cummins ISL9 ZF 6AP1700B
  • Initially operated on A Line BRT
  • Used on C Line BRT
8110-8117,
8120-8151
Metro Transit (Minnesota) 8131-a.jpg 2021 NFI XD60 Cummins L9 ZF 6AP1720B
  • 8110-8117 were last options exercised for use on the D line BRT from 2013 contract[9]
8700-8707 Metro Transit (Minnesota) 8706-a.jpg 2019 NFI XE60 Siemens ELFA2 Siemens
1DB2016-1NB06
  • First articulated electric buses in State of Minnesota.
  • All units sidelined July & Oct. 2019 due to garage charger issues, returned Oct. 2019[10][11][12]
  • All units sidelined again March 2021 due to charger issues.[13] Returned to service on December 4, 2021.
  • Used on C Line BRT route[14]
60036-60039, 60044 2013 Gillig BRT 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 ZF 6AP1400B
CONTRACT UNITS Metro Transit operates Maple Grove Transit express buses under contract; MTS units 6000, 6098-6099, 6100-6110 and 60034-60035.

On Order

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
(20 buses)[15] 2022 NFI XD60
  • METRO Line buses
(51 buses)[15] 2023 NFI XD60
  • Commuter replacement buses
(8 buses)[16] 2023 Proterra ZX5
  • To be based out of the new Minneapolis Bus Garage
  • Intended for use on regular local route service
(40 buses)[15] 2024 NFI XD60
  • Commuter replacement buses

Retired

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
50-51 1999 MCI 102-DL3 To Metropolitan Transportation Services 6052-6053.
101-150 1963 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
  • 101-107, 143-150 were Ex-St. Paul Transit units.
  • Rehabbed by Midwest Bus between 1984-1985. Featured power assist and digital destination signs
    • Several units renumbered.
  • 110, 114, and 10 other units were retired and auctioned off in 1985.
    • 110 and 114 sold to Pierce Transit in 1985 as 506 an 511 respectively.
  • Rehabbed units retired in the mid 90s.
151-175 1964 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
  • 151-158 were Ex-St. Paul Transit units.
  • Rehabbed by Midwest Bus between 1984-1985. Featured power assist and digital destination signs
    • Several units renumbered.
  • 10 units were retired and auctioned off in 1985.
  • Rehabbed units retired in the mid 90s.
138-192 1971 Flxible 111CC-D05-1
111CC-D06-1
Detroit Diesel 6V71N
Detroit Diesel 8V71N
Allison VH9
Allison VS2-8
  • Rehabbed by Midwest Bus between 1984-1985. Featured power assist and digital destination signs.
  • Rehabbed units retired in the mid 90s.
176-200 1965 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
  • 193-200 were Ex-St. Paul Transit units.
  • Rehabbed by Midwest Bus between 1984-1985. Featured power assist and digital destination signs
    • Several units renumbered.
  • Rehabbed units retired in the mid 90s.
201-255 1966 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
  • 201-212, 249-255 were Ex-St. Paul Transit.
  • 235 renumbered to 1235 and then sold to Madison Metro with 238 and 10 other units.
256-270 1971 Flxible 111CC-D06-1 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison VS2-8
  • Some were rebuilt between 1984-1985 and numbered in the 100s
  • 258-261 had roof top exhaust pipes.
271-348 1971 Flxible 111CC-D05-1 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH-9
  • Several rebuilt between 1984-1985 and numbered in the 100s
  • 303 had Busorama ads.
  • 10 units were retired and auctioned off in 1985.
  • 1 unit was auctioned off on February 3, 1988.
349-570 1972 Flxible 111CC-D06-1 Detroit Diesel 8V71N 349-504: Allison VS1-8
505-570: Allison VS2-8
  • 552-570 were built with sealed windows and kept the sealed windows for the majority of their service lives.
  • 38 units were retired and auctioned off in 1985.
  • 8 units were auctioned off on February 3, 1988.
571-680, 801-986 1974 Flxible 53102-8-1 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison VS2-8 50 units were auctioned off on February 3, 1988.
300-370 1995 Gillig Phantom 40'
(40102TBS50)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R
  • Retired circa 2009.
  • 320 and 7 other units (300's & 2300's) were bought by a owner or operator in Minneapolis, MN. They were listed for sale in July 2009.[17]
  • 333 to Lafayette CityBus 908 in 2009.
  • 1 unit (300 or 2300 series unit) was bought by a private owner or operator in Michigan (Lic. plate: CFE 5351?). It was spotted in July 2011.[18][19]
371-390 1996 Gillig Phantom 40'
(40102TBS50)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R
391-393 Metro Transit (Minnesota) 393-a.jpg 1996 Gillig Phantom 40'
(40102TBS50)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R Airport Shuttles.
394-395 Metro Transit (Minnesota) 395-a.jpg 1998 Gillig Phantom 40'
(C20D102N4)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B500R Airport shuttles.
396 2001 Gillig Phantom 40'
(C21D102N4)
Cummins ISM Voith D864.3E Airport shuttle.
400-487 1998 Gillig Phantom 40'
(C20D102N4)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B500R
488-497 1998 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G22D102N4)
Detroit Diesel Series 40 Allison B400R
  • 494 & 496 transferred to other operators
  • 495 & 497 to MVTA 4495 & 4497.
500-566 Metro Transit (Minnesota) 563-a.jpg 1998-1999 Gillig Phantom 40'
(C20D102N4)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B500R 500, 515, 520, 530, 532, 536, 557, 563, 566 to Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority P500, P515, P520, P530, P532, P536, P557, P563, P566.
600-665,
667-690,
701-710
1999 Gillig Phantom 40'
(C20D102N4)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B500R
681-800,
987-999,
1400-1604
1976 AMG 10240B-8 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison V730 5 units were auctioned off on February 3, 1988.
711-755 2000 Gillig Phantom 40'
(C20D102N4)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R
800-879 2001 Gillig Phantom 40'
(C21D102N4)
Cummins ISM Voith D864.3E See series page for detailed disposition info
900-988 Metro Transit (Minnesota) 971-a.jpg 2002 Gillig Phantom 40'
(C21D102N4)
Cummins ISM-280 Voith D864.3E
  • Retired between 2015 and 2020
    • 973-976 remained on Metro Transit property until being auctioned off in November and December 2020
  • Some units to CyRide
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
989-1047 Metro Transit (Minnesota) 1010-a.jpg 2003 Gillig Phantom 40'
(C21D102N4)
Cummins ISM-280 Voith D864.3E
  • Retired between 2016 and 2021
    • The last 9 units were retired and auctioned off in August 2021
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
1048-1069 Metro Transit (Minnesota) 1057-a.jpg 2004 Gillig Phantom 40'
(C21D102N4)
Cummins ISM Voith D864.3E
  • Retired between 2018 and 2021
    • The last 3 units were retired by October 2021 and auctioned off on December 16, 2021
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
1001-1020 1978 MAN-AMG SG-220 MAN D2566 MLUM Renk-Doromat 874A
  • Retired in 1994.
  • 1018 was spotted being scrapped.
1021-1082 1983 MAN SG-310 MAN D2566 MLUM Renk-Doromat 874B The original 1058 was replaced by second 1058.
1058 (2nd) 1984 MAN SG-310 MAN D2566 MLUM Renk-Doromat 874B Replacement for the original 1058.
1121-1122, 1124-1128, 1130-1149 1963 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Renumbered to make way for rebuilt Flxibles.
  • Rebuilt by Midwest Bus between 1984-1985.
  • Retired between 1994-1995.
1150-1199,
1334-1350
1986-1987 MAN Americana
(SL-40102A)
MAN D2566 MLUH Renk-Doromat 874B
1200-1223,
1225-1283
1984 MAN Americana
(SL-40102A)
MAN D2566 MLUH Renk-Doromat 874B
1224, 1284-1333 1984-1985 MAN Americana
(SL-40102A)
MAN D2566 MLUH Renk-Doromat 874B
1351-1425,
1427-1458
1988 MAN Americana
(SL-40102A)
MAN D2566 MLUH Renk-Doromat 874B
1500-1577 1990 Gillig Phantom 40'
(40/102TB/6V92T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748
  • Retired in 2003.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
1606-1627 1986 Saab-Scania CN112CLU Scania DS11-25 253 hp ZF 4HP500
  • Delivered in 1987.
  • 1626-1627 were Airport Shuttles.
1700-1825 1989 Gillig Phantom 40'
(40102TB6V92T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-748
1900-2029 1990 Gillig Phantom 40'
(40102TB6V92T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-748
  • Retired in 2003.
  • 1918-1949, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1973, 1975, 1980-1982, 1987-1989, 1992, 1994, 1996 & 1997 transferred to MVTA as the same numbers.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
2100-2124 1991 NFI D60 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748
  • 2105 was bought by some private owners in 2005 and became the "Purple Palace" bus at The Burning Man from 2006-2013.[22][23]
  • 2106 was spotted at Coach Crafters in Jacksonville, FL in 2011.[24]
  • 2110 was bought by a private owner in Atlanta, GA.
  • 2111 was bought by a private owner and is stored at a farm in Kerkhoven, MN.
  • 2119 was bought by Scott Richards/Regional Transit Service. It was used for contract runs with Raging Waters. It was later retired once the contract was lost, but its powertrain & parts were salvaged before the bus body was scrapped.[25]
2125-2149 1994 NFI D60 Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B500R 2136, 2145, 2134, 2137, 2146 & 2129 to Lafayette CityBus 709-714 in 2008.
2200-2221, 2227-2231 1992 Gillig Phantom 40'
(40102TB6V92T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-748
  • 2227-2231 were Ex 8000-8004.
  • They were originally delivered with a diesel particulate filter (DPF) that feature 2 tailpipes. These DPF's were removed early on in their service lives and were replaced with a single tailpipe.[26]
  • Retired circa 2005.
  • 1 unit was bought by a private owner for parts (mainly its engine & transmission) in December 2005.[27]
2222-2226 1993 Gillig Phantom 40'
(40102TB6V92T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-748
2300-2396 1994 Gillig Phantom 40'
(40102TBS50)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R
  • Retired in 2009.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
3000-3054 Metro Transit (Minnesota) 3036-a.jpg 1998 NFI D60 Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B500R
3055-3064 Metro Transit (Minnesota) 3059-a.jpg 1999 NFI D60LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B500R
3100-3149 Metro Transit (Minnesota) 3144-a.jpg 2003 NFI D60 Cummins ISL Voith D864.3E
  • Retired between 2016 and 2021
    • The last 11 units were retired by October 2021 and auctioned off on December 16, 2021
    • 10 units returned to active service from May to September 2020 to provide room for social distancing on heavy ridership routes in COVID-19 pandemic.
    • 11 units returned to active service in August 2021 for State Fair service
  • 3109-3119 were painted in Maple Grove Transit livery until 2016
  • View the series page for detailed status and disposition info.
3200-3214 Metro Transit (Minnesota) 3205-a.jpg 2006 NFI D60 Cummins ISL Voith D864.5
  • Last production D60s ever built by New Flyer
  • Last high-floor articulated buses ever built in the US and Canada
  • Retired between 2020 and 2021
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
7000-7004 1992 Gillig Phantom Methanol 40'
(40102TB6V92TA)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748
  • Experimental fleet
  • Retired circa 2005.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
7100 2002 Gillig Low Floor HEV 40'
(G19D102R2)
Cummins ISB 230 Allison EP40
hybrid system
  • First hybrid bus in Minnesota
  • Retired & auctioned off in 2016.
7101-7102 2003 Gillig Low Floor HEV 40'
(G19D102R2)
Cummins ISB 230 Allison EP40
hybrid system
Retired & auctioned off in 2016.
7105-7109 Metro Transit (Minnesota) 7109-a.jpg 2004 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G29D102N4)
Cummins ISL Voith D864.3E
  • Retired in Summer 2019.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
7110-7128 Metro Transit (Minnesota) 7128 7126 7124-a.jpg 2007 Gillig Low Floor HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB-260 EGR Allison EP40
hybrid system
  • Retired between December 2019 and February 2020
  • Rejected units originally built for RGRTA-RTS as 901-919
  • 901 delivered to Rochester around May 2007
  • Purchased in light of I-35W Bridge Collapse[28]
  • Wrapped in Go Greener livery and placed in service December 2007/January 2008
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
8009-8014 2000 Ford E-450

Light Rail Fleet

Active

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Motors Notes
101-124 Metro Transit (Minnesota) 123-a.jpg 2003 Bombardier LF-70
  • Started testing in 2003-2004
  • Entered revenue service in 2004
125-127 2007 Bombardier LF-70
201-259 Metro Transit (Minnesota) 254-a.jpg 2012-2013 Siemens S70 201 was delivered for testing in 2012.
260-264 2017 Siemens S70
  • 260 was delivered in September 2017.
  • 261 & 262 delivered in October 2017.
  • All trains were in service by February 2018 for the Super Bowl.
  • Options Exercised in October 2015[29]

On Order

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Motors Notes
301-327 2019-2020 Siemens S700 [30]
  • 27 LRVs for Southwest LRT; contract awarded October 2016[31]
  • 14 of the remaining optional units were reassigned to Houston METRO.[32]
  • 301-306 are under production at the Siemens plant in Sacramento as of May 2020[33]
  • 301 and 302 delivered in late May 2020[34]
  • 303 delivered in June 2020

Commuter Rail Fleet

Active Locomotive Roster

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Motors Notes
501 Metro Transit (Minnesota) 501-a.jpg 2008 MPI MP36PH-3C
502-505 2009 MPI MP36PH-3C
512 Utah Transit Authority 12-a.jpg 2009 MPI MP36PH-3C
  • Built for UTA as 12 and was leased by Metro Transit. It was eventually purchased and renumbered 512.
  • It retains the UTA Front Runner livery.

Active Passenger Car Roster

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Seats Notes
601-606 2009 Bombardier BiLevel
Series VII cab car
701-712 2009 Bombardier BiLevel
Series VII coach

Non Revenue/Support Vehicles

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
354 Ford F350 SD Light Rail
446 Ford F350 SD
814 Metro Transit (Minnesota) 814-a.jpg 2001 Gillig Phantom 40'
(C21D102N4)
Cummins ISM Voith D864.3E Southwest LRT Outreach Bus

External Links

References

  1. [1] Metro Transit Website: About Us
  2. [2] KARE 11 News: Metro Transit ridership jumps in 2010
  3. [3]Metro Transit Website: Facilities and People
  4. Metropolitan Council Item 2013-245: Authorization to Enter into Agreement and to Execute a Purchase Order to operate Trunk Highway 65 Commuter Express Service
  5. Metro Transit: Take A Seat
  6. Metropolitan Council: Item 2008-203 Authorization to Exercise Contract Option To Purchase 11 Additional Transit Buses
  7. Metropolitan Council: Authorization to Approve the Purchase of One 40’ Option Bus with BRT Options
  8. Metropolitan Council Business Item 2021-26: Procurement of 26 Biodiesel Forty-Foot Transit Buses, Contract 19P122
  9. Metropolitan Council Transportation Committee Business Item 2019-46 SW Eight 60' BRT Articulated Expansion Buses For D-Line
  10. Star Tribune: Metro Transit's first electric buses temporarily removed from service
  11. Star Tribune: Metro Transit temporarily pulls electric buses from C Line because of problems with chargers
  12. Metropolitan Council: Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Transportation Committee, October 28, 2019
  13. Metropolitan Council: Electric Bus Update
  14. New Flyer to Supply 60-Foot Electric Buses For Minn. Metro BRT Line
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named contract
  16. https://www.metrotransit.org/metro-transit-awarded-42-million-for-electric-buses Rider's Almanac Blog: Metro Transit awarded $4.2 million for electric buses
  17. usedbusesforsale.net
  18. www.youtube.com
  19. www.deviantart.com photo 1 & www.deviantart.com photo 2
  20. usedbusesforsale.net
  21. www.faheysales.com
  22. www.neatorama.com
  23. www.facebook.com
  24. www.flickr.com
  25. www.facebook.com post 1 & www.facebook.com post 2
  26. www.ebay.com
  27. www.busnut.com
  28. Metropolitan Council: Authority To Implement I-35 Bridge Transit Response Plan
  29. Met Council Item 2015-202 Authorization to exercise 5 options vehicles with Siemens Industry, Inc. under Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) contract 09P157 and approve a contract amendment to increase the Siemens contract value
  30. https://assets.new.siemens.com/siemens/assets/api/uuid:251fd5b2-92c9-467a-bcc1-ba6c8064a8f7/low-floor-lrv-literature.pdf
  31. Met Council Item 2016-197SW Award contract to Siemens Industry, Inc. for 27 light rail vehicles with 50 option vehicles.
  32. Met Council Item 2018-122 Southwest LRT Project: Assignment Agreement with Houston METRORail and Siemens Industry, Inc. for 14 LRV Contract Options
  33. Metropolitan Council: Southwest LRT Project Update, May 13, 2020
  34. Metropolitan Council: Southwest LRT project update, May 13, 2020
Metro Transit and Twin Cities Transit Providers
Garages Heywood - Nicollet - South - East Metro - MJ Ruter - Burnsville (MVTA) - Eagan (MVTA) - Eden Prairie (Southwest Transit)
Transit Centers Apple Valley - Brooklyn Center - Blommington South - Northtown - Starlite - Robbinsdale - Columbia Heights - Rosedale - Little Canada - Maplewood Mall - Sun Ray - Louisiana Avenue - Plymouth Road - Chicago-Lake - Southdale - Burnsville - Eagan - SouthWest Station - Station 73 - Maple Grove
Routes
Local Routes (*=contractor operated) 234567910111214171819212223253239466162636465676870717475515612721722723724
Limited Stop Routes 12535459133134135141146535643645721724755824825960 (State Fair)
Express Routes 94156250252261262264265270272275288294350351353355361364365375452552553554558578579587588589597652663664*667668670*671*672673677679756758760761762*763764765766767768850852854860
METRO Lines Blue (901, formerly 55)Green (902)Red (903)OrangeGoldBlue Line Airport Shuttle (906)RushRiverview Streetcar
METRO BRT (Rapid Bus) Lines (and Year of Anticipated Opening) A Line (921)B LineC Line (923)D Line (2022)E Line (2023)
Contracted Local and Limited Stop Routes 162730808487219223225227323 (2020)415417537538539540542604615705716717TransitLinkMetro Mobility
Discontinued Metro Transit Routes (And Year Discontinued) 8 (2014)24 (2000)50 (2014)144 (2014)152 (2010)255 (2009)260 (2012)557 (2009)568 (2015)576 (2010)614 (2019)649 (2017)665 (2013)674 (2019)675 (2017)715 (2009)720 (2009)829 (2010)851 (2009)856 (2012)
Routes Serving The University of Minnesota 111113114115118121122123124129
MVTA 420421426436438440442444445446460464465470472475476477478479480484489490491492493494495497498499MVTA Connect
Southwest Transit 600602690695697698699PRIME
Plymouth Metrolink 740741742747772774776777790793795
Maple Grove Transit 780781782783785788789MY RIDE
Anoka County Traveler 801805831865
Northstar Line Northstar (888)Northstar Link (887)20 (discontinued 2018)