There are about 2 million people boarding or exiting at Richfield bus stops every year.
Richfield residents who appreciate the convenience of mass transit have many efficient options for getting around town. Richfield routes include local routes, express routes, and high frequency routes—4, 5, 6, 14, 18, 111, 515, 535, 538, 539, 540, 542, 552, 553, 554, 558, 578, 579—and the transit system is expanding. The Orange Line and D Line will provide even more opportunities for commuters. There is service along all major streets!
Construction has already begun on the Orange Line—a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line—that will travel from Minneapolis through Richfield, Bloomington, and Burnsville. This route will provide frequent service every day of the week. To learn more about the Orange Line, visit Metro Transit’s website.
The D Line is part of a rapid bus improvement initiative. Riders can expect faster rides on this line that travels from the Brooklyn Center Transit Center to the Mall of America. Construction is expected to begin in 2020-2021. To learn more about the D Line, visit Metro Transit’s website.
Bus riders, stay alert to stay safe. When you’re crossing streets to your bus stop, look for vehicles. Richfield roads are multi-modal (designed for multiple modes of travel), so no matter how you choose to get around, be aware of other kinds of travelers.
Metro Transit is planning improvements to the Route 6 corridor with the E Line rapid bus project. Route 6 skirts the Northwest corner of Richfield along Xerxes Avenue. The E Line will substantially replace parts of Route 6 in the Hennepin Avenue corridor, serving uptown Minneapolis. Rapid bus brings better amenities, faster service and a more comfortable ride.
The busiest intersections in Richfield got a break—through the installation of safe, efficient roundabouts.
The City of Richfield with Hennepin County replaced traditional, high volume intersections at 66th Street/Lyndale Avenue and 66th Street/Nicollet Avenue with one-way, circular intersections. There will be a measurable improvement in the flow of traffic in these areas. Mass transit riders will move smoothly through previously congested areas. No more red lights and waiting.