MINNEAPOLIS — A new bus route will soon offer riders frequent stops from the south metro to downtown Minneapolis.
The Metro Transit Orange Line is a 17-mile bus rapid transit line that will connect Minneapolis, Richfield, Bloomington, and Burnsville along I-35W.
It will provide all-day service in both directions, seven days a week.
Metro Transit is offering free rides on the Orange Line from Saturday, Dec. 4 through Monday, Dec. 6.
This route replaces the existing local Route 535.
This weekend's grand opening celebrations will take place at two locations this Saturday: the I-35W & Lake Street Station in Minneapolis and Nicollet Commons Park in Burnsville, both from 2 to 4 p.m.