2013 Article Archive

Grant Supports East Metro Group

Minnesota Public Radio | Liala Helal | Nov. 25, 2013

The McKnight Foundation has awarded $750,000 to a group that aims to promote regional transit in the eastern part of the Twin Cities metro area.

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100-Acre Business Park Plan Unveiled in Woodbury

St. Paul Pioneer Press | Bob Shaw | Nov. 10, 2013

Plans for a 100-acre office park –with a vacated State Farm building at the center — were unveiled Thursday in Woodbury.

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Gateway Bonding Requested by County

Woodbury Bulletin | Riham Feshir | Oct. 10, 2013

A few months ahead of the 2014 legislative session, local officials are lining up state bond requests for two large transit projects.

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Gateway Bonding Requested by County

St. Paul Pioneer Press | Bob Shaw | Oct. 3, 2013

A growth zone straddling the Woodbury-Cottage Grove border is poised to become perhaps the fastest-growing part of the metro area.

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Gateway Bonding Requested by County

Minnesota Business Magazine | Caitlin Hill | Aug., 2013

People have to get around somehow. Whether it’s by plane, train, or automobile (or walking or biking), effective transportation is an essential part of life and business.

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New Park & Ride to Relieve Congestion

Woodbury Bulletin | Riham Feshir | July 31, 2013

A new park and ride location near Interstate 94 is expected to relieve congestion at existing facilities with 10 additional express bus trips leaving from Woodbury.

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Woodbury Tops Chart in Drop in Vehicles Miles Traveled

streetsmn.com | Chris Iverson | July 8, 2013

People are driving less in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Region, and they have been doing so even since the bottom of the Great Recession, with the improved economy and all.

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Taking the ‘bus’ out of BRT

Finance and Commerce | Nancy Crotti | June 27, 2013

At the Gateway Corridor Development Forum Cleveland official says ‘Better Rapid Transit’ led to development.

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Gateway Corridor Commission Seeks Members for Gateway Transitway Community Advisory Committee

The Gateway Corridor Commission is seeking community members to serve on a new Gateway Corridor Community Advisory Committee (CAC). The CAC will advise the Commission throughout preparation of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS), which is a step in the federal process to study potential transit service.

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Cleveland’s HealthLine Offers Lessons for Gateway Corridor

A visiting transit administrator held a packed room of business and community leaders interested in the Gateway Corridor spellbound with his story of a wildly successful rapid-transit line in Cleveland. Joe Calabrese, the CEO of Cleveland’s Regional Transit Agency, said the HealthLine transit project is successful because it is fast, simple, safe, first-class, and promotes economic development— more than $4 billion in new investments.

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Gateway Corridor Development Forum

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The Gateway Corridor Commission is hosting a Development Forum on June 24th. Joseph Calabrese, CEO, Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, is the featured keynote speaker. He will talk about Cleveland’s HealthLine, a state-of-the-art bus rapid transit system. Calabrese will be joined by area leaders for a panel discussion. The Gateway Corridor Commission expects the event to spark conversations about the role cities and the business community play in transit-oriented development.

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Next Steps Taken in Gateway Corridor Transit Project

Hudson Patch | Kris Janisch| May 12, 2013

During environmental-impact work, a transit mode will be selected, either light rail or bus rapid transit in a dedicated lane.

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East Metro Transit Backers Plan New Alliance

Finance & Commerce Transit Talk | Drew Kerr| April 25, 2013

A new group of transit supporters from the east metro is hoping to hold its first meeting in the coming weeks.

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Humphrey School Students Gather Gateway Corridor Information

Oakdale Patch | April 23, 2013

The students took on the topic “Station Area Development and Community Connections along the Gateway Corridor.” They have each taken on a client in the community, and are gathering information on proposed stations at St. Paul’s Mounds Boulevard, Maplewood/3M, and Oakdale/Oaks.

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