The Gateway Corridor Policy Advisory Committee passed a resolution July 24 recommending a locally preferred alternative, which includes bus rapid transit (BRT) in a dedicated guide-way as the mode of transit and a more specific route than previously identified along I-94 and Hudson Road.
Pioneer Press / Editorial / July 15, 2014
The east metro area is a step closer to first-of-its kind transit in the region that could open new job opportunities to people in St. Paul, if it lives up to its promise.
Pioneer Press/ Elizabeth Mohr / July 11, 2014
Bus rapid transit has been selected as the preferred option for the Gateway Corridor, knocking light-rail trains out of the running.
Woodbury Bulletin / Michael Longaecker / June 27, 2014
Washington County planners have resubmitted documents to a federal agency after officials there demanded a discarded transit option be given a second look.
Woodbury Bulletin / Editorial by Sen. Susan Kent / June 25, 2014
Local lawmakers said the Gateway Corridor project picked up momentum this year at the Legislature, even though it didn’t receive the dedicated bonding money originally sought.
Pioneer Press / Editorial / May 27, 2014
Last week was a good one in the push for east-metro equity in the region’s transit development. The White House put the Gateway Corridor, running east from downtown St. Paul, on a list of 11 new transportation projects across the country that are on the fast track for federal permitting.
Star Tribune / Editorial by Lisa Weik and Rafael Ortega / May 12, 2014
Here in Ramsey and Washington counties, elected officials, business leaders and members of the public are seeing seismic changes in population and job growth. We recognize the need to ensure that our infrastructure is robust and capable of moving people efficiently and effectively.
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.View Entire Article
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.
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