Public Invited to Public Hearing Aug. 7
Bus rapid transit (BRT) in a dedicated guideway was selected July 10 as the preferred transit option to advance for further study in the Gateway Corridor. BRT was selected over light rail transit or a managed lane based on the results of technical analysis and community input.
Community leaders experience bus rapid transit
Members of the Gateway Corridor Commission, as well as business and community leaders, were inspired by their tour of the Metro Orange Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor in Los Angeles June 25 through 27.
The hard work and collaborative effort of partners advocating for improved transit in the Gateway Corridor, from Saint Paul to Woodbury, was rewarded last week when President Barack Obama announced that 11 projects will receive expedited review and permitting. Gateway is one of them, and one of two Minnesota projects on the list.
Rapid transit in the Gateway Corridor, between Union Depot in Saint Paul and Woodbury, is one step closer to reality after the Minnesota Legislature last week included it on the list of transit projects eligible for bonding dollars.
2014 Critics of the Gateway Corridor have shared a litany of worries about the proposed transit line during a public comment period that ended this week, but project leaders say they believe that’s largely due to unfamiliarity with the plan.
“Transportation is the second highest expense per household,” says Lindsey Wollschlage, community liaison with the Gateway Corridor, a proposed public transportation project.
Planners of a proposed Gateway Corridor transitway along Interstate 94 are looking for public comment on what to study in the environmental draft phase of the project.
Project planners are looking for input on what to study in the Gateway Corridor during the Draft Environmental Impact Statement phase.
The Gateway Corridor project is considering two route alignments for bus rapid transit (BRT) or light rail transit (LRT) through Oakdale, Lake Elmo and Woodbury.
Mayor Betsy Hodges told Twin Cities business leaders Wednesday morning that transit and transportation investments are crucial to attracting new residents.
Minnesota has unfinished business on transportation. Six years ago, the Legislature overrode a governor’s veto to temporarily shore up roads and transit.
What should we be doing to make our people more prosperous, our streets safer and our vistas lovelier to look upon?
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