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October 2019

Network Next survey closes November 30

Not able to make it out to an event? Want to make sure your voice is heard? Help us learn what types of transit improvements are most important to you. Take a few minutes to complete the Network Next survey at metrotransit.org/NetworkNextSurvey.

The survey will be open through November 30, so be sure to take the survey today.

Join us at bus stop pop-ups to talk transit

Over the next several weeks, we will be hosting pop-up events around the region at transit centers, bus stops, and park-and-rides to talk to you about your priorities for improvements to the bus network.

While you’re waiting for your bus to arrive, you’ll have an opportunity to tell us about your transit story and how the bus is and isn’t working for you today. You’ll learn a bit more about Network Next and some of the tradeoffs involved in transit planning and be able to take a survey to share your priorities

Pop-up dates and times are available on our event calendarmetrotransit.org/network-next-events.

Community partnerships are the key to success

Metro Transit is excited to be partnering with 13 Twin Cities community leaders and organizations to host and facilitate community conversations around transit tradeoffs and priorities for bus network improvements. These conversations are designed by the hosts to meet the needs of the communities they are focused on and will help us better understand the communities we serve, particularly those who have been traditionally underrepresented in setting planning and investment priorities in the past.

The community conversations will take a variety of formats depending on the design developed by the community host but all of them will focus on tradeoffs in transit planning and community priorities for transit improvements. They will be hosted throughout October and November, and many of the community conversations are open to everyone, so please check out at our event calendar and join us if you can!

The selected hosts were chosen based on the high quality of their proposals, alignment with inclusion and accessibility engagement goals, and integration of transit tradeoff concepts, as well as balancing demographic and geographic focus areas. The thirteen hosts include:

Asian Media Access

Ashley O’Neil

Catch Your Dream Consulting


District 1 Community Council

Greater Eastside Community Council

Housing Resource Network

Minneapolis Highrise Representative Council

Nokomis East Neighborhood Association

Payne-Phalen Community Council

Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association