Newport Transit Station
The Newport Transit Station is at 250 Red Rock Crossing in the southwest corner of Interstate 494 and Highway 61. The transition station features a climate-controlled waiting area and 150 free parking spaces for commuters.
As of August 21st 2017, Newport Transit Station offers service to Minneapolis. Metro Transit Route 365 provides three express trips to downtown Minneapolis each weekday morning and afternoon peak period. Route information can be found at: www.metrotransit.org/Route/365
Metro Transit Route 364 provides three express trips to downtown St. Paul each weekday morning and afternoon peak period. Commuters can avoid congestion on Highway 61 and travel between the transit station and downtown St. Paul in approximately 24 minutes. Route information can be found at: www.metrotransit.org/Route/364
For more route and schedule information visit www.metrotransit.org or call 612-373-3333.
Red Rock Corridor Moving Forward
Newport Transit Station will be a critical stop along the Red Rock Corridor that will increase transportation options, mobility, and build the ridership base within the Corridor. As ridership grows, the station’s design is flexible to accommodate all types of enhanced transit service within the Red Rock Corridor including a potential Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) option.
Development Opportunities near Transit Station
Transit-oriented development (TOD) is a mixed-use residential and commercial area designed to maximize access to public transportation, and often incorporates features to encourage transit ridership. The Newport transit station is a cornerstone of the City’s redevelopment plans as a transit-oriented gateway to the City of Newport. The transit station is strategically located on the site to maximize the available land for future development. Potential future uses of lands surrounding the transit station include residential, office, or commercial spaces that complement the investment made in this transit station.
The project was funded by a combination of Federal, State, Counties Transit Improvement Board (CTIB) and local funds from the Washington County Regional Railroad Authority.