Bus service restructuring plan launches on Dec. 4

Restructured bus service in south Minneapolis, Bloomington, Richfield and Edina will launch on Dec. 4.

The changes will provide faster access to suburban employers and schools, add more frequent service on some routes and modify service to downtown and the U of M.

A key element of the changes is the new I-35W & 46th Street Station. This two-level station allows easy connections between local routes traveling on 46th Street and express buses on I-35W that can pick up or drop off customers without having to leave the freeway.

The routes affected by the plan include 11, 18, 46, 135, 146, 152, 156, 535, 558, 576, 578, 579 and 597. Get more details at www.metrotransit.org/35w