• Photo Credit: Metro Transit
    Photo Credit: Metro Transit
  • Photo Credit: Metro Transit
    Photo Credit: Metro Transit
  • Photo Credit: Metropolitan Council
    Photo Credit: Metropolitan Council
  • Photo Credit: Metropolitan Council
    Photo Credit: Metropolitan Council

View the Corridor’s Most Promising Alternatives and Preliminary Concepts

The Riverview Corridor Study Team has been working hard over the last few months to put together two new booklets that show the Riverview Corridor’s Most Promising Alternatives and Preliminary Concepts.  The Most Promising Alternatives booklet shows the transit routes and vehicles that are being carried forward into Detailed Analysis, the next study phase. The Preliminary Concepts booklet shows the existing conditions of the corridor alternatives and illustrates general concepts for accommodating bus or rail within these transitways to help people weigh the opportunities and constraints of each concept. In addition, an updated Riverview Corridor Fact Sheet is available. Take a look at the new materials  and send any questions or comments to the study team.

Policy Advisory Committee

The Riverview Corridor Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) met on February 9 to review and discuss some of the detailed evaluation criteria used to evaluate the Most Promising Alternatives, and to hear the findings of the evaluation.  The project team shared the findings of the detailed evaluation and explained which criteria help to show differences among the Most Promising Alternatives.

The PAC discussed the differences between the bus and rail alternatives.  The PAC requested that the project team provide travel model results for the bus alternatives with station stops similar to the rail alternatives.  The project team will prepare this information and will continue the discussion of the detailed evaluation criteria and findings with the PAC at their next meeting on March 9.

To learn more about the detailed evaluation criteria and findings, or to review the information presented to the PAC at previous meetings, please click to the Committee’s page.

About the Riverview Corridor

The Riverview Corridor is defined by the Mississippi River on the south, Interstate 35E and Ford Parkway on the north, Lowertown and Union Depot on the east, and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and Mall of America on the west. The corridor connects neighborhoods, historic districts, businesses, thriving commercial districts and the capitol city to each other and to the Twin Cities regional transportation network.

Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority is leading a study to make recommendations for transit improvements within the Riverview Corridor. This study is scheduled for completion in 2016. Learn more by visiting the transit study page, review study documents and get involved!

Riverview Corridor Overview Videos
The first video in a short series of Riverview Corridor videos highlights the corridor areas, transit needs and ways to get involved.

The second video looks at the development and economic opportunities that come with improved transit.

The third video highlights the need for reliable transit in the Riverview Corridor.

Participate

Committee Meetings

Next Policy Advisory Committee Meeting:
March 9, 2017 | 9:00 a.m.
Veterans Gallery
Union Depot, 214 East 4th Street
Saint Paul (map)

Next Technical Advisory Committee Meeting:
March 23, 2017 | 10:00 a.m.
Veterans Gallery
Union Depot, 214 East 4th Street
Saint Paul (map)

Upcoming Events

Minneapolis Neighborhood Meeting
March 2, 2017 | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Presentation at 6:15 p.m.
Dowling Elementary School
3900 W. River Pkwy, Minneapolis (map)

Highland District Council Riverview Corridor Meeting
March 8, 2017 | 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Presentation at 6:30 p.m.
Highland Community Center Auditorium
1987 Ford Pkwy, St. Paul (map)


Transit Study

The Riverview Corridor connects neighborhoods, historic districts, businesses, thriving commercial districts and downtown Saint Paul to the regional transportation network. It includes Union Depot and Lowertown, downtown Saint Paul, Upper Landing, West 7th Neighborhood, Highland Park Neighborhood, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Bloomington’s South Loop and the Mall of America.

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Policy Advisory Committee

The Riverview Corridor study is guided by a group of policy makers and technical experts.

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Get Involved

Your comments, ideas and participation will help shape the results of the Riverview Corridor Pre-Project Development Study. You can participate in many ways. Sign up for email updates, participate in public meetings and open houses, talk with your elected officials and share your thoughts with us by phone, email or social media.
Use the Get Involved page to sign up for our emails, check the schedule for upcoming meetings, submit comments, join in the Facebook conversation or look at media coverage of the study.
We look forward to your participation.

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Recent Updates

Pioneer Press, October 2, 2016: Riverview Corridor. What previous studies have found

10/06/2016

The Riverview Corridor has long been considered an important transit link between the East Metro and the Airport. 

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Pioneer Press, October 2, 2016: Transit down St. Paul’s West 7th: Could it happen soon?

10/06/2016

Politicians have been trying to find a better way to link downtown St. Paul to the airport via mass transit for the better part of the past two decades.

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Pioneer Press, December 10, 2015: Riverview Corridor transit line options are trimmed

12/14/2015

A new transit line for the Riverview Corridor took another small step forward this week.

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