MOA Transit Station groundbreaking
Did you know Mall of America (MOA) ranks as a top transportation hub statewide? More than 5,000 people use the transit center each weekday. Minnesota’s busiest transportation hub—served by the Metro Blue Line light rail, Metro Red Line bus rapid transit, more than 10 bus routes, and the potential for a streetcar along the Riverview Corridor—is getting a makeover.
When the $25 million reconstruction is complete, buses will have their own entrance area and will move through security with greater efficiency. The upgraded transit center will directly link to MOA east entrance. The new design with updated lighting and signage will increase visibility and aesthetic appeal within the station and from 24th Avenue. Demolition and construction are underway, with a forecasted summer 2019 completion. Transit operations will continue during construction. As a project partner, the City is allocating $5 million (derived from property tax increment financing from MOA) to the transit station’s upgrade.