• 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 April 13 to review and discuss draft results from the detailed evaluation of alternatives and to learn about transitway and area planning from Metro Transit staff. The agenda included a review and discussion on Federal Transit Administration’s New Starts criteria, but the Committee ran out of time.  Staff reviewed the schedule and presented draft results on the Environmental criteria.

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

An updated version of the April 13 Riverview PAC meeting packet has been posted to the Committees page of the Riverview website.  The updated version includes the following revisions:

1. Corrected agenda item #3 (Approval of the March Meeting Summary)

2. The Appendix prepared for the April 13, 2017, Policy Advisory Committee meeting mistakenly included alternatives 6a and 8a. These alternatives identified light rail on W. 7th Street and the CP Spur through the Ford Site and on 46th Street in Minneapolis.  The Riverview Corridor study does not include light rail through the Ford Site or on 46th Street. The Riverview study team apologizes for this error. A correction will be made to the document.

Kansas City Streetcar

On February 16 and 17, several members of the PAC went to Kansas City, MO to ride the Kansas City Streetcar and discuss the project with local officials and business owners.  Streetcar is a transit mode that is not present in the Twin Cities, so it was a valuable experience for the PAC members to see how a streetcar operates and learn about how it has impacted the city.  You can experience a short trip on the KC Streetcar by watching this video.

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:
May 11, 2017 | 9:00 a.m.
Veterans Gallery
Union Depot, 214 East 4th Street
Saint Paul (map)

Next Technical Advisory Committee Meeting:
May 25, 2017 | 10:00 a.m.
Veterans Gallery
Union Depot, 214 East 4th Street
Saint Paul (map)

Upcoming Events

Train Day
May 6, 2017 | 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Union Depot
214 East 4th Street
Saint 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

Star Tribune: April 10, 2017: St. Paul studies possible uses for old rail line to Ford site

04/11/2017

Bicyclists, pedestrians and public transportation riders traveling through St. Paul’s Highland Park may one day be able to follow the route trains took to the old Ford Motor Co. plant.

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Star Tribune, March 9, 2017: Riverview Corridor projections are in, but public debate over the best option will not start until this summer

03/13/2017

Adding a new type of transit along the Riverview Corridor between downtown St. Paul and the Mall of America could cost hundreds of millions to well over a billion dollars, but the higher price tag options often come with higher ridership.

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Fox 9 News, March 5, 2017: St. Paul Residents Wary of Proposed Rail Line

03/07/2017

Proposals to improve transit service between Downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport will continue to take shape this week, as an advisory committee meets to discuss options.

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