March 18, 2016
» The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation seeks a chief of public transportation and a transit planning and project development manager. [More]
» Arlington, VA, is looking for a transit bureau chief. [More]
» The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority is soliciting proposals to help the agency plan to expand and fund vanpools and assume management and operation of the existing vanpool program. [More]
View more Classified Ads »
TO PLACE AN AD: E-mail the requested date(s) of publication to: Mailing address is: Passenger Transport, 1300 I Street NW, Suite 1200 East, Washington, DC 20005. Ad copy is not accepted by phone. DEADLINE: 3 p.m. EST, Friday, one week prior to publication date. INFORMATION: Phone (202) 496-4877.

Metro Transit Renames Station for Stadium

Metro Transit in Minneapolis/St. Paul is changing the name of its Downtown East/Metrodome light rail station to the U.S. Bank Stadium Station after the new home of the Minnesota Vikings.“

"U.S. Bank Stadium already is proving to be a beacon in the Minneapolis skyline,” said Metro Transit General Manager Brian Lamb. “On an annual basis, hundreds of thousands of Twin Cities metro area residents and visitors pass through this station, which will now be linked to an obviously identifiable Minneapolis landmark.”

The station, adjacent to the stadium, is on both the Blue and Green lines and served as a connection for more than 1.3 million rides in 2015. Stadium construction is 90 percent complete and is scheduled to open in time for the Vikings’ 2016 season. The name change includes updating signs, maps and pocket schedules throughout the Metro Transit system, its websites and audio announcements.

As part of the naming agreement with the Minnesota Vikings and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, Metro Transit will receive $300,000 in annual in-stadium promotions, print and radio advertising and direct marketing support to encourage public transit ridership to stadium events.
« Previous Article
Return to Top
Next Article »

© Copyright American Public Transportation Association
1300 I Street NW, Suite 1200 East, Washington, DC 20005
Telephone (202) 496-4882 • Fax (202) 496-4321
Print Version | Search Back Issues | Contact Us | Unsubscribe
Twitter Flickr Blog YouTube Facebook