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Correction Notice:

The 2015-16 printed color campus maps are missing one bus stop near Ridder Arena (Campus Connector and 4th Street Circulator routes). The stop is shown on all electronic files. We apologize for the error.


East River Road Reduced to One Lane for Weekend of February 12

Scheduled Elevator Replacement in Washington Ave. Ramp

Tate Renovations Narrow Church Street, Affect Travel in Area

Don't Get Caught Without Your Green Line Pass or Fare!


East River Road Reduced to One Lane for Weekend of February 12
Posted: 02/12/16

East River Road west of Harvard Street will be converted to one lane eastbound beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday, February 12 until 4 a.m. on Monday, February 15, due to a crane setup for the hospital.

Traffic signs will be posted and UMPD will be on site to assist traffic.


Scheduled Elevator Replacement in Washington Ave. Ramp
Posted: 01/08/16

Please know that the three elevators in the southwest corner of the Washington Avenue Ramp (those are the elevators that face Union Street SE) are being replaced with new energy-efficient models.  This project began earlier this week and is expected to be completed by the end of July 2016.

Only one elevator will be replaced at a time to minimize any inconvenience for users.

If you have any questions, please email


Tate Renovations Narrow Church Street, Affect Travel in Area

The renovation and construction work surrounding the Tate Lab of Physics brings access challenges to that area of campus.

Significant changes will begin on Monday, November 30 and will affect vehicle, pedestrian, and bicycle traffic.

This project is expected to be completed in the fall of 2017.


Don't Get Caught Without Your Green Line Pass or Fare!
Posted: 10/30/15

The next time you ride the Green Line, make sure you are a legal rider! Which one of these four applies to you? Do you:

  1. Pay with cash or credit card at the rail station fare machine
  2. Use a Go-To card with stored value
  3. Possess a U-Pass or Metropass for unlimited rides on bus and light rail
  4. Have the Campus Zone Pass
front side of campus zone pass graphic

If you are a Campus Zone Pass user, do you have the new 2015-16 card? Take your U Card to Coffman Memorial Union, Transportation & Safety Building or the St. Paul Student Center and pick up your free Campus Zone Pass (replacements for lost or stolen passes cost extra). Learn more!

Note: expired Campus Zone Passes from last year are NOT valid and may be confiscated by transit police officers.

NEW this year, the Campus Zone Pass should be tapped at the card reader EVERY TIME a rider uses the Green Line. The card reader is on the platform (not the ticket vending machine). See photo.

If a transit police officer asks to see proof of payment, you should be prepared to show your Campus Zone Pass and U Card.

Transit officers will issue $180 fines for attempting to ride without a valid fare.

Follow the rules and avoid the ticket!














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Jacqueline Brudlos

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Bike advocates tout Minneapolis' progress on protected bikeways, look for more

Star Tribune / November 27, 2015

Minneapolis bike advocates say the city made significant progress in 2015 building new protected paths to get more people cycling around the city, but are hopeful for even bigger improvements in ­coming years. READ MORE

University of Minnesota named a top bicycle-friendly campus

Star Tribune / November 6, 2015

The University of Minnesota is now, officially, one of the most bicycle-friendly campuses in the nation. READ MORE

U rejects paratransit expansion plans again

MN Daily / November 4, 2015

As winter fast approaches, campus could soon be coated with slippery ice and slick snow. READ MORE

MSA mulls U-Pass expansion

MN Daily / November 4, 2015

Campus leaders are gauging interest in a plan that would provide a transportation pass to every incoming University of Minnesota student — for a slightly hiked-up student service fee. READ MORE

Rewinding the Big Red: Trip to Minnesota ends in much-needed win

Arlington Citizen / October 19, 2015

When the word broke that Chongo Kondolo was questionable for Saturday's game at Minnesota and his backup, 2011 Blair High School graduate Chris Long, was going to get his first career start, the Enterprise arranged media passes and a trip to the Twin Cities. READ MORE

Pedestrian deaths rise in fall

MN Daily / October 14, 2015

With less daylight, state and University officials are asking pedestrians to be observant. READ MORE

University of Minnesota buys whole block near campus

Biz Journals / October 8, 2015

The University of Minnesota has snapped up 11 residential properties near its Minneapolis campus as part of a quick-turnaround deal with CPM Development worth a total of $18.3 million. Finance & Commerce has a report on the sale, which encompasses parcels on Huron Boulevard, Erie Street, Fulton Street and Essex Street. CPM will tear down the properties, most of them small, multi-unit buildings, and the U of M will hold onto the land for future development while using it for parking in the short term. READ MORE

Students seek expansion of paratransit

MN Daily / October 7, 2015

University of Minnesota students with disabilities sometimes have to book paratransit shuttles two weeks in advance to be sure they’ll make it to class. READ MORE