METRO Gold Line

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The METRO Gold Line is a 10-mile transit line which will connect people across the region to job centers, housing options, transit stations and key destinations in the I-94 corridor. The dedicated Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line will connect Saint Paul, Maplewood, Landfall, Oakdale and Woodbury generally along Interstate 94. 

The Gold Line will be Minnesota's first BRT line that operates primarily within bus-only lanes. These lanes are dedicated only to transit buses and will be built north of Interstate 94. The Gold Line will be built with several premium features to ensure a comfortable ride and fast service:

  • Frequent, all-day service in both directions
  • Pre-boarding fare payment for faster stops
  • Access to Park & Ride lots in Saint Paul, Oakdale and Woodbury
  • Real-time arrival and departure information
  • Heated shelters, lighting and security features
  • Anticipated opening in 2024

For project information, visit the METRO Gold Line project website

From 2017-19, Bus Rapid Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Planning took place in the communities 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 new METRO Gold Line BRT stations. View completed Station Area Plans.

A Federal Transit Administration Transit Oriented Development Pilot Program grant was received by the Metropolitan Council to complete this work. The work was led by the Gold Line Partners, a group comprised of local elected officials, and business and community leaders.

  1. Gold Line Frequently Asked Questions
  2. Why does Washington County support the METRO Gold Line BRT project?
  3. How is the project funded?
  4. What is the Gold Line Joint Powers Board?

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