Business leaders are among the most vocal supporters of bringing rapid transit services to the East Metro for a simple reason—it’s good for business.
- Reliable, efficient, cost-effective transit services attract employees and improve productivity.
- Transit investments, balanced across the Twin Cities, help the region compete with other metropolitan areas.
- Transit helps manage congestion growth, making it easier to move products, employees and customers.
Brenda Kyle, President/CEO, St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce
“The Saint Paul Area Chamber supports METRO Gold Line because our 1200 members from across the region tell us they need better transit to move employees and customers reliably and comfortably. This line will help the East Metro compete regionally and nationally for employers and employees. High quality transit like the Gold Line is central to our vision for a prosperous East Metro.”
Dave Johnson, Co-Owner, Crossroads Properties
“A dedicated transitway will help the region reach its development potential. Transit will bring people out from St. Paul into the suburbs for work. And, vice versa. People living in Oakdale and Woodbury will easily move into the Twin Cities through the station in St. Paul on to Minneapolis and beyond.”
Devinder Malhotra, President, Metro State
“The Gateway Corridor is a crucial regional asset, powerfully connecting the East Metro with a transit system that continues to grow and transform our metropolitan area into a vibrant global hub. Metropolitan State applauds this investment that will enable us to more fully live into our promise to serve as the public, urban, comprehensive university for the Twin Cities region.”