Bottineau Transitway - Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority

Welcome to the Bottineau Transitway website hosted by Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority (HCRRA).

As of August 2014, new information regarding the Bottineau Transitway project will no longer be added to this site. The Metropolitan Council will become the lead local agency as the light rail transit project progresses into engineering and design in the fall of 2014. Hennepin County will continue to lead station area planning efforts. Visit the Metropolitan Council’s site for the latest information on transitway design, and Hennepin County’s community works site for more information on station area planning.

You may also click here to subscribe for periodic project updates and announcements on the Bottineau Transitway and other projects in Hennepin County.


Upcoming Meetings

Information about upcoming meetings will be posted to the Metropolitan Council’s(for transitway development) and Hennepin County’s (for station area planning) sites when available.

What's New

The comment period for the Bottineau Transitway forex Draft Environmental Impact Statement closed on May 29.

Written comments and transcripts of verbal comments given at public hearings are now available, and are part of the project’s public record.

Formal responses to all comments received will be made during the preparation of the final EIS and documented in the Bottineau Transitway Final Environmental Impact Statement, which is scheduled for publication in 2016. 
The Metropolitan Council will become the lead agency on the project upon completion of the Draft EIS. Hennepin County will continue to work with cities, businesses and residents in the corridor on future development plans and opportunities around the proposed stations.

Click here to view a link to an informational video about the Bottineau Transitway.

Click here to view a flyover simulation video of the Bottineau Transitway.

Current Route Maps

Transitway system map

Alternatives to be Studied in the Draft EIS

Locally Preferred Alternatives Map


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