We are excited to announce!

The Community Engagement Team (CET), a partnership between Nexus Community Partners, the Alliance for Metropolitan Stability, and the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, recently awarded $229,000 in contracts to 11 community organizations to engage their communities around transit equity issues and inform Metro Transit’s Better Bus Stops Program (BBS) (

As part of the Metropolitan Council’s commitment to advancing equity in the region, the BBS program invests in bus stop improvements that enhance access to employment and educational opportunities. The program improves bus stops located in neighborhoods with areas of concentrated poverty where the majority of residents are people of color.

The 11 community organizations are Corcoran Neighborhood Organization, Dayton’s Bluff Community Council, Harrison Neighborhood Association, Hope Community, Jordan Area Community Council, Minneapolis Highrise Representative Council, Nokomis East Neighborhood Association, Smart Trips, West Bank Community Coalition, West Broadway Business and Area Coalitions, and West Side Community Organization.