Metro Transit will try operating rush hour bus-only lanes this week on Hennepin Avenue, investigating whether they should be part of a future “E Line” bus service overhaul on Hennepin.
The pilot aims to help Metro Transit learn about travel time changes and hear reactions from riders, businesses and property owners. The concept is similar to the bus-only lanes on Marquette Avenue downtown, with the goal of faster, more reliable bus service, particularly on snowy and congested days.
Hennepin Avenue is one of the region’s busiest transit corridors, tallying 400 daily bus trips and 3,300 weekday boarders between Lake Street and Franklin Avenue.
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