2012 Article Archive


Transit Stations Moved into Woodbury

Star Tribune | Kevin Files | November 23, 2012

An updated Gateway Corridor plan changes the transit route. Bus rapid transit is preferred, but light-rail trains also will be considered.

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East Metro Panel Backs Bus Rapid Transit Plan

Star Tribune | Jim Anderson | October 12, 2012

The line would link Woodbury and St. Paul as part of a major transit makeover along what is called the Gateway Corridor.

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I-94 Transit on East Metro’s Wish List

Finance and Commerce | Drew Kerr | September 14, 2012

There are high hopes for a planned transitway that would move buses or light rail along the I-94 corridor between St. Paul’s Union Depot and the St. Croix River Bridge, at the Minnesota-Wisconsin border.

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Gateway Corridor comments collected, deeper analysis to follow

East Side Review | Kaitlyn Egan | May 14, 2012

After several community meetings regarding the Gateway Corridor, the Gateway Corridor Commission now has hundreds of comments to sift through.

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Many options, many opinions on mass transit for Gateway Corridor

Star Tribune | Joy Powell | April 28, 2012

Nearly 200 people attended open houses to learn about plans for mass transit in the east metro, showing plenty of interest and offering plenty of varying opinions.

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Bus Rapid Transit Options Top List for the Gateway Corridor

Oakdale Patch | Patty Busse | March 16, 2012

Both options that got the “high” ranking included a bus rapid transit component. One would be on a dedicated lane; the other would add a lane similar to existing MnPASS lanes.

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Gateway Corridor Commission Chair, Lisa Weik and Representative John Kriesel Present Bonding Request to State Legislature

March 14, 2012

On March 14, 2012, Washington County Commissioner, and Gateway Corridor Commission Chair, Weik and Representative John Kriesel presented a bonding request to the State Legislature for the Gateway Corridor.


Gateway Corridor I-94 study winds down

New Richmond News | Jon Echternacht | March 16, 2012

Moving people efficiently along the Gateway Corridor has been under study by the Gateway Commission in Minnesota since 2009. Wisconsin joined the party in 2010, said Tim Ramberg, St. Croix County highway commissioner.

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Bus rapid transit options top list for the Gateway Corridor

Oakdale Patch | Patty Busse | March 16, 2012

Both options that got the “high” ranking included a bus rapid transit component. One would be on a dedicated lane; the other would add a lane similar to existing MnPASS lanes.

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Buses get early nod in I-94 transit study

Woodbury Bulletin | Mike Longaecker | March 15, 2012

The concept of high-speed buses on Interstate 94 is rising to the top.

Officials on Thursday shared findings that show two options for bus rapid-transit as the most preferred among a slate of possibilities an east metro panel has been studying for more than a year.

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Commuter rail from Twin Cities to Eau Claire off table for I-94

Star Tribune | Tim Harlow | March 15, 2012

A proposal for a commuter rail line to run along Interstate 94 from the Twin Cities to Eau Claire, Wis., was swept off the planning map Thursday, but otherwise the Gateway Corridor Commission has miles to travel before deciding specifics for a transit corridor along the busy stretch of freeway.

The commission voted unanimously to eliminate the proposed 99-mile line at an estimated cost of $1.23 billion, but seven ideas for reducing east-metro traffic congestion remain under consideration.

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Business Leaders Push I-94 Transit Improvements

Oakdale Patch | Kris Janisch | February 7, 2012

Area business leaders were in Woodbury last week to go over the latest transit alternatives for the Gateway Corridor.

If the east metro wants to maintain a vibrant business climate, a strong transportation system will have to be part of it.

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Gateway Corridor line should be next, backers say

Finance & Commerce | January 31, 2012

Transit in the Interstate 94 corridor is picking up speed. One of four planned metro-area transit projects on the boards, Gateway moved alongside the west metro Bottineau Corridor this week as early ridership and cost estimates cropped up.

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Briefs: Special sales tax will pay for 2012 transit projects in Washington County

Star Tribune | Tim Harlow and Joy Powell | January 6, 2012

Washington County will receive more than $2.7 million from a special quarter-cent sales tax to help start two major transit projects, officials said.

In what’s known as the Rush Line Corridor, the Washington County Regional Railroad Authority will buy a six-acre area in Hugo to preserve it for a future transit corridor of buses, trains or light rail, officials said.

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