Bus route 537 gets more stops, improved safety

Bus route 537 is changing after community concerns about boarding the bus on the north side of Old Shakopee Road near Beard Avenue South. When residents have questions about accessibility for people with disabilities and older adults, Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator Tracy Smith provides information and other assistance. She guided the process of change for route 537.

“Working with residents and agencies like Metro Transit takes time but ensures community input is considered,” Smith said. “As a result, three new stops are planned for the south end of route 537, a real win-win solution.”

Beginning Monday, March 11, the bus route will extend with new endpoints on side streets south of Old Shakopee Road. The lengthened route enhances public safety. Riders can board the bus from a less busy street.

One new stop is by Penelope 35 Apartments. Longtime Bloomington resident Veronica “Roni” Lock said, “I’ll take the bus more often if it’s coming our direction.”

Visit blm.mn/mtransit, or call 612-373-3333 for bus information.