• 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

Policy Advisory Committee

The Riverview Corridor Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) continued its review and discussion of potential transit routes through the technical screening process.  On November 10, the PAC discussed recommendations from the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) on which transit routes in downtown Saint Paul, the Seven Corners area, Minneapolis and Fort Snelling were the most promising and should be carried forward into detailed analysis.

The PAC agreed to carry forward routes along both W. 7th Street and Smith Avenue in the Seven Corners area, 5th Street, 6th Street and Green Line for a rail connection to Union Depot and 5th Street, 6th Street and Broadway Street for a bus connection to Union Depot.  The PAC dismissed Shepard Road, the Canadian Pacific rail line into downtown, and a number of other city streets from further consideration.

The PAC agreed to carry forward all bus and rail routes associated with a river crossing at Hwy 5 and connecting from 46th Street to the Blue Line or Hwy 55 in Minneapolis.

The information presented to and discussed by the PAC is available on the Committee’s page.  The PAC will review the draft most promising alternatives, draft service plans and run times, and detailed evaluation criteria at their December 8, 2016 meeting.

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:
December 8, 2016 | 9:00 a.m.
Veterans Gallery
Union Depot, 214 East 4th Street
Saint Paul (map)
Meeting materials (pdf)

Next Technical Advisory Committee Meeting:
December 15, 2016 | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Veterans Gallery
Union Depot, 214 East 4th Street
Saint Paul (map)

Upcoming Events

None scheduled


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, 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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