Transitway Corridor Planning

  1. METRO Gold Line
  2. Red Rock Corridor
  3. Rush Line Corridor

Metro Transit Gold Line mapThe METRO Gold Line is a planned nine-mile dedicated Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line that will connect St. Paul, Maplewood, Landfall, Oakdale and Woodbury generally parallel to Interstate 94. The METRO Gold Line will be Minnesota's first BRT line that operates primarily within exclusive bus-only lanes. These exclusive lanes are dedicated only to transit buses and will be built on the north side of Interstate 94.
Gold Line service will offer new opportunities for residents, employees and business owners by strengthening connections to the eastern suburbs with 10 new stations. The Gold Line will provide frequent, all-day service in both directions, seven days a week and connect St. Paul and the eastern suburbs with the growing regional transit system.

In 2017-18, Bus Rapid Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Planning will take place in the areas surrounding each new Gold Line BRT station, creating plans for transit-supportive land uses and improved pedestrian, bike, and auto access within a half mile of each of the 10 METRO Gold Line BRT stations.

A Federal Transit Administration Transit Oriented Development Pilot Program grant was received by the Metropolitan Council to complete this work. The work is led by the Gateway Corridor Commission, which is comprised of local elected officials, and business and community leaders.

Project Development, which will advance Gold Line’s design and engineering, will begin in late fall 2017 and continue for two years. This work is led by the Metropolitan Council, with close partnership with Ramsey and Washington Counties. More information on the project is available.