Riverview Corridor Pinch Points Identified

The detailed analysis or transit routes and modes that were passed through the initial screening process is well underway.  Project staff, the technical and policy committees developed maps showing ‘pinch points’ along the transitway routes, and were shared for further comment with the public at two community meetings and walking tours in mid-May.  Pinch points are areas along the potential transit routes where right-of-way is narrow or where historic, cultural or natural features are close to the routes, requiring additional analysis.  You can review the information provided at the community meetings from the Get Involved page or review the map of pinch points from the Document page.  Also, a description of each transit mode in the detailed analysis has been prepared in a handy reference guide.  Each mode is described alongside a photo of a working example in the US.  The Minnesota Design Center and Boothe Transit Consulting are working with the project staff to better describe and visualize the transit options for the Riverview Corridor.  As the combinations of transit route and mode begin to take shape, more information will be provided with interested citizens through public meetings and presentations, and through the Policy Advisory Committee meetings.

Policy Advisory Committee

Learn about the Riverview study team’s approach to analyzing potential transit modes and routes in greater detail. Attend the next Riverview Corridor Policy Advisory Committee meeting on  Thursday, August 11, 2016.

Can’t attend the next Policy Advisory Committee or Technical Advisory Committee? View previous and upcoming meeting materials on the Committees page.

The study team has prepared an overview of the study process that describes the long-range schedule through project construction, the Pre-Project Development Study schedule through the selection of a Locally Preferred Alternative, and decision making process to choose a Locally Preferred Alternative.  This information is provided to help the public follow the study through the detailed analysis and understand the decision making structure of the Riverview Corridor study.

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:
August 11, 2016, 9:00 a.m.
Veterans Gallery
Union Depot, 214 East 4th Street
Saint Paul (map)

Next Technical Advisory Committee Meeting:
July 28, 2016, 10:00 a.m.
Veterans Gallery
Union Depot, 214 East 4th Street
Saint Paul (map)

Upcoming Events

Lunds & Byerlys Downtown St. Paul
Pop-up Table
June 24, 2016 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
115 10th Street East, 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 and our online engagement site, 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.
Join the online conversation! We look forward to your participation.

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Recent Updates

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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Pioneer Press, December 12, 2015: Here’s what it will take for Ford site to become a St. Paul neighborhood

12/14/2015

For nearly a century, St. Paul auto workers assembled Model T’s, Sportsman convertibles and Ford Ranger pickup trucks on more than 130 acres of riverfront property in Highland Park.

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Pioneer Press, December 10, 2015: St. Paul: The Ford site and public transit: Pioneer Press editorial

12/14/2015

The vision for the Ford site in Highland Park as a once-and-future jobs engine for St. Paul is a compelling one — made more so with transit connections.

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