*Future milestones will be shared on the Metro Transit Gold Line Project website.



  • In January, Governor Mark Dayton included Gateway Gold Line BRT in his bonding recommendations. News Release


  • In December, following further technical analysis and public feedback, the Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) and Gateway Corridor Commission approve a route, formally called a Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA).


  • $1 million grant from Federal Transit Administration for transit-oriented development planning – News Release
  • Second Development Forum held for policy and business leaders
  • $6.75 million in grants from Counties Transit Improvement Board – News Release


  • $100,000 grant for health impact assessment awarded from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, with funding from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation – News Release
  • President Obama puts Gateway Corridor in expedited review and permitting program, called the Federal Infrastructure Projects Permitting Dashboard – News Release
  • Minnesota Legislature approves bonding dollars for transitways; Gateway receives $2 million allocation – News Release
  • $1.32 million grant from the Counties Transit Improvement Board – News Release
  • Scoping Decision completed for Environmental Impact Statement
  • Locally Preferred Alternative completed, including selection of bus rapid transit – News Release


  • Draft Environmental Impact Study begins
  • Development Forum held for policy and business leaders – News Release


  • Alternatives Analysis is complete within two years


  • Gateway Corridor Commission forms