2010 Article Archive

Crossing state lines to improve the I-94 drive

Eau Claire County (WQOW) | December 2, 2010

Area leaders cross state lines, looking for ways to improve travel. There’s a new study that will examine how to make the drive along Interstate 94 an easier one.

Between the Chippewa Valley and the Twin Cities area, I-94 sees a lot of tires. “We know that we have a lot of commuter traffic going in that direction and coming back,” says Eau Claire County Administrator Tom McCarty. “You get to Dunn County and it’s more. You get to St. Croix County and it’s exceptional.”

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Options for I-94 corridor transit to be explored

OakdaleLakeElmoReview.com | August 25, 2010

More than 90,000 vehicles cross the St. Croix River Bridge every day — making it the most heavily used Minnesota-Wisconsin border crossing. That number swells to 150,000 once you reach downtown St. Paul.

Some government officials, business leaders and local residents believe that the “Gateway Corridor,” which overlays Interstate 94 from the St. Croix River bridge to downtown St. Paul, needs a makeover.

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Transit study gets green light from Gateway Corridor Commission

The Woodbury Bulletin | August 16, 2010

Eastern Twin Cities and western Wisconsin officials want an upcoming study to serve as a roadmap for future transit improvements along Interstate 94.

A coalition of elected officials touted the beginning of an 18-month analysis of Interstate 94 as a significant step toward improving the region’s transportation system to accommodate a growing population and spur economic development.

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Study of potential I-94 transit corridor gets rolling

Star Tribune | August 16, 2010

The folks in the east metro vow they will no longer be left behind in the region’s race for public transit.

In a show of strength Monday in Woodbury, several political and business leaders announced the beginning of a two-year study to determine how buses and trains might use a “Gateway Corridor” running along Interstate 94 from the Twin Cities to Eau Claire, Wis.

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Will I-94 become the Gateway Corridor?

The Woodbury Bulletin | July 6, 2010

How does “Gateway Corridor” sound? A public relations firm is recommending the I-94 Corridor, from St. Paul east into Wisconsin, be renamed the Gateway Corridor.

Gateway Corridor was the suggested pick from among five possible names for the east-metro stretch of Interstate 94.

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The I-94 Corridor Commission aims to attract mass transit to the east metro ASAP

Politics in Minnesota | June 16, 2010

The squeaky wheel gets the grease, and that’s why the I-94 Corridor Commission needs to move now to get the word out about the corridor and its transit potential, says Gary Kriesel, chair of the commission and vice chair of the Washington County Commission.

Washington County is getting serious about improving transportation on the I-94 corridor.

Last year the county formed the I-94 Corridor Commission to begin exploring transportation options that might include light rail, buses or some combination of the two to create a more vibrant selection of transportation choices.

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