Recently, Metro Transit proposed significant reduction or elimination of Route 19’s branch service in preparation for the forthcoming C Line Bus Rapid Transit on Penn Avenue North. The branch lines, better known as Routes 19H and 19Y, bring bus riders to and from the interior of the Victory and Cleveland Neighborhoods and connects to the eastern boundary of Robbinsdale.
Reducing or eliminating Route 19’s branch service will considerably limit the transit options available to residents living and/or working in the northwest corner of Minneapolis. It is for this reason that the Victory Neighborhood Association (ViNA) advocates for the expansion, rather than the reduction, of branch service.
ViNA supports extending current Route 19 branch service into downtown Robbinsdale. The association believes both communities will benefit from increased business district shoppers, easier access to transit, and especially for Northsiders, more equitable access to the Blue Line Light Rail Extension once it is complete.
If you believe that Route 19’s branch service should not be reduced, please reach out to Metro Transit decision makers. Contact:
Council Member Gary Cunningham
Michael Mechtenberg, Senior Planner
Metro Transit Service Development