Gold Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) / Gateway Corridor
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 where you pay the fare before you board, information boards and so on). Plans for the stations are available at the city. The type of bus is more like an intercity bus, or an express bus than your normal city buses.
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 from the community-based advisory group.
Service will be all day in both directions and will run pretty frequently. This is NOT simply a commuter system designed for people who live in the suburbs and work an 8a to 4p schedule!!
We see the advantages of this project for our area as
Our work on this project going forward involves oversight of proposals in the project area, providing feedback to the planners as the project progresses, and keeping residents in the loop!!