This month's CTIB meeting includes an update on the Orange Line.
Overall, it talks about scheduling and cost risks associated with the lines. The project is currently still on schedule.
It also has some plans for the Knox underpass, access into Downtown, and for the Burnsville Terminus.
This includes a mockup of what the Travellers Trail site will look like. It's set up in a two-lane loop from Travellers Trail, with parking on the north side of the site, and the station in the middle of the loop. There is a bus-only exit from Nicollet Ave, allowing the buses to pull into the station and then continue forward onto Travellers Trail to start the route again.
I also noticed there's plans included for a station on 35W at Burnsville Parkway. I'm guessing this is what will be implemented if/when the line is extended, but I sent an email to Christina Morrison asking about it anyways.
For the Knox alignment, they have the main option where the guideway goes essentially straight south from the Knox Park and Ride to Southtown. They also have alternate plans (likely to mullify concerns from Kraus Anderson) where, after crossing under 494, the guideway turns sharply east and then makes a big right turn to realign itself with Knox to curve around a potential hotel development.
As for Downtown Access, it looks like they will add an HOV flyover from the 12th St entrance to 35W that enters directly into the center HOT lane. Buses heading into downtown will take the 5th Ave exit and take a left on 10th St into a new contraflow lane. Unfortunately, that completely derails plans for a protected bikeway on 10th, so we'll see how that goes.
Here's a link to the document: http://www.mnrides.org/sites/default/fi ... packet.pdf
The part about the Orange Line starts on page 36.