Metro Transit is testing plans for the metro area's third Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line, which will run between Brooklyn Center, north Minneapolis and downtown Minneapolis. The route will largely follow the current Route 19 via Olson Highway and Penn Avenue.

This week, Metro Transit is holding open houses on the plan, which calls for 24 stations.

BRT buses stop only at platforms along the route, not every corner as do local buses.

Open houses will be held:

• Harrison Education Center, 501 Irving Av. N., 6-8 p.m. Wednesday.

• Lucy Laney Community School, 3333 Penn Av. N., 6-8 p.m. Thursday.

Feedback will be used to complete the final design of the $30-$35 million project.