Met Council Will Hold Public Hearing on Bottineau

A public meeting will take place on March 7 followed by a public hearing on March 11.

In a press release last week, the Metropolitan Council announced that a public meeting about the Bottineau Transitway and additional Arterial Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridors will be held on March 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Robbinsdale City Hall.

The meeting comes after the Met Council received and reviewed the Bottineau Transitway alternatives analysis. The 27 page document compiled by the Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority explains why the light rail path through Golden Valley is preferred.

On March 11, the Met Council will host a public hearing to accept comments about both proposed bus routes and the Bottineau Transitway. The hearing will begin at 5 p.m. at the Heywood Office Building Chambers in Minneapolis.

“This is an important next step for the Bottineau Corridor and the metro area,” Council Chair Susan Haigh said in the press release. “This public comment period begins the process of transitioning the project to the Metropolitan Council and positioning Bottineau for federal funding. This corridor will help in achieving a 21st century transportation system for the metro and further make the Twin Cities a region that can compete on a national and global scale. ”

When it comes to bus routes, corridors along Penn Avenue North and Fremont and Emerson Avenues North were examined, which would be an extension of the Chicago Avenue corridor served by existing Route 5, according to the press release.

The proposed amendment for the BRT would add those new corridors and also examine other transportations modes, like streetcar.

Do you have a comment about Bottineau or BRT? Here’s how you can participate in the discussion:

1. Attend the public meeting and hearing.
2. Write to Public Information at 390 Robert St. N., St. Paul, MN 55101
3. Email Public Information at public.info@metc.state.mn.us
4. Record a comment on the Public Comment Line at 651.602.1500 (TTY 651.291.0904)
5. Send a fax to Public Information at 651.602.1464

Andrew Richter February 07, 2013 at 12:39 AM
Why is this meeting at 5PM? Would it be so that most citizens can't attend??


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