MOA Transit Station nearly complete
Did you know Mall of America Transit Station ranks as a top transportation hub statewide? More than 2 million riders use the transit center annually. It provides service to the Metro Blue Line light rail, Metro Red Line bus rapid transit, more than 10 bus routes and future service for the Riverview Corridor—and this year it’s getting a makeover.
The $25 million renovation improves the efficiency of bus and train operations, provides a bus-only entrance separate from mall deliveries and eliminates the need for buses to cross light-rail tracks. The upgraded transit center also links directly to MOA’s east entrance. The new design includes updated lighting and real-time departure signage, and makes the station more visible and appealing from 24th Avenue. As a project partner, the City allocated $5 million (derived from property tax increment financing from MOA) to the transit station’s upgrade. The new bus operations area was completed this past summer. Project completion is anticipated by end of fall 2019.