Gold Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) / Gateway Corridor
Community Meeting-Gold Line
Join us for a discussion about the proposed Gold Line stops for our district. Consultants from the Gold Line will provide a presentation on the proposed stops and residents will be able to ask questions and discuss the concepts.
Wednesday, January 16
Battle Creek Recreation Center
75 Winthrop St S, St Paul, MN 55119
The Gateway Corridor is a transit corridor that lies along I-94 from the Stillwater area to Union Depot. Through an extensive community process, the preferred mode of transit that will be put in place along this corridor is Bus Rapid Transit or BRT. This type of bus route runs in its own roadway, with stations similar to a light rail station (covered shelters, pay kiosks, information boards and so on). Plans for the stations are available at the city.
The details of the preferred route in the eastern parts of the corridor are still being figured out, but in our area, the bus will run along the north side of the freeway and there will be stops at SunRay Shopping Center, at Hazel and Old Hudson (near White Bear Ave), and at Etna (on the western side of the street). Station area plans have been developed for these areas with input from residents and a community-based advisory group.
The advantage of the Gold Line include:
Our work on this project going forward involves oversight of proposals in the project area, providing feedback to the planners as the project progresses, community meetings, and keeping residents in the loop.
Service will run all day in both directions and will run frequently. This is NOT simply a commuter system designed for people who live in the suburbs and work an 8a to 4p schedule!!
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Transit-oriented development (TOD) prepares for transit-supportive land uses and improved pedestrian, bike, and auto access within a half mile of each of the 10 station areas. Bus Rapid Transit-Oriented Development (BRTOD) is a type of development that includes a mix of housing, office, retail, or other amenities - integrated into a walkable neighborhood. Station area plans help communities create better access to jobs, housing, and opportunities for people of all ages and incomes.
Note: The White Bear Avenue Station is not on White Bear -- right now it is just called that. The name will change when it is determined where it will actually be. Hazel vs Van Dyke along Old Hudson.
For news and updates, check out the Gold Line site.