2014 Article Archive

Gateway Corridor to Ask for $3 Million from Legislature to Advance Bus Rapid Transit Proposal

Gateway Corridor Commission members at their December meeting voted unanimously to support a request for $3 million from the 2015 Minnesota Legislature to fulfill the state’s share of the next phase of work on the proposed bus rapid transit project between Saint Paul and Woodbury along Interstate 94 and Hudson Road. The money would fund engineering and environmental analysis work in the Project Development phase of the Federal Transit Administration process.

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Counties Transit Improvement Board Supports Gateway Corridor with Two Grants

The Counties Transit Improvement Board acted Nov. 19 on its annual grant awards, signaling its continued commitment to advancing transit projects across the region. Two grants totaling $1.32 million will go to the Gateway Corridor, a 12-mile proposed bus rapid transit line between downtown Saint Paul and Woodbury, along Interstate 94 and Hudson Road.

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Public Health, Land Use Interests Merge in Health Impact Assessment for Gateway Corridor

A health impact assessment is underway to help inform land use changes around the Gateway Corridor’s bus-rapid-transit stations proposed along Interstate 94 and Hudson Road between Saint Paul and Woodbury.

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Transit Mode, Route Approved by All the Cities and Counties Along the Gateway Corridor

Each of the six cities and two counties along the Gateway Corridor has approved the locally preferred alternative (LPA) for the proposed transit line.

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Gateway Corridor Plans Take a Big Step Forward

Pioneer Press/ Elizabeth Mohr/Oct. 8, 2014

Each of the six cities and two counties along the Gateway Corridor has approved the locally preferred alternative (LPA) for the proposed transit line.

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Split Council Gives Nod to Gateway Corridor

Woodbury Bulletin / Riham Feshir / Sept. 25, 2014

All six cities along the Gateway Corridor have officially approved a bus rapid transit alignment that runs along the north side of Interstate 94 before dropping into Woodbury at the end of the proposed line at Manning Avenue.

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Strong Job Growth Projected Along Gateway Transit Route

Star Tribuen / Kevin Giles / Sept. 19, 2014

Planners expect strong employment between St. Paul and Woodbury along proposed BRT line.

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St. Paul City Council Approves Gateway Bus Rapid Transit Route

Pioneer Press / Frederick Melo / Sept. 17, 2014

The St. Paul City Council has given its blessing to the Gateway Corridor Commission’s proposed transit route from downtown St. Paul to Washington County.

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Route and Mode for Gateway Corridor Advances

Finance & Commerce / Cali Owings / Sept. 15, 2014

Community leaders along the 12-mile Gateway Corridor from St. Paul to Woodbury approved a locally preferred alternative last Thursday for the bus rapid transit route.

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Residents in Gateway Path Seek Feeder System

Woodbury Bulletin / Michael Longaecker / Aug. 12, 2014

If Gateway Corridor buses are one day going to link Woodbury and downtown St. Paul, there must be a convenient way for riders to reach the stations, residents along the proposed route said last week.

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Lake Elmo Meeting Set for Gateway Corridor Talk

Pioneer Press / Aug. 12, 2014

Owners of property along Hudson Boulevard in Lake Elmo are invited to learn more about potential transit-oriented development in the Gateway Corridor.

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Did You Know? Transit Challenges Affect St. Paul’s East Side

Twin Cities Daily Planet / Jennifer Herman/Aug. 12, 2014

Did you know that there are three potential transit projects that could have a direct impact on the future of Dayton’s Bluff?

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Feds to Gateway Officials: Reconsider Managed Lane

Woodbury Bulletin / Michael Longaecker / June 27, 2014

Washington County planners have resubmitted documents to a federal agency after officials there demanded a discarded transit option be given a second look.

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Gateway Aimed at Route Less Traveled

Finance & Commerce / Cali Owings / July 25, 2014

Aiming for less impact to existing properties and more economic development potential, the alignment for a 12-mile bus rapid transit line from St. Paul’s Union Depot to Woodbury will hit less-developed portions of the corridor.

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Route Set for Gateway Corridor Transit Line

Star Tribune / Jim Anderson / July 25, 2014

The bus rapid-transit line would start at Woodbury’s eastern edge and run west along Interstate 94 and end at St. Paul’s Union Depot.

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St. Paul-to-Woodbury Preferred Bus Route Mostly North of I-94

Pioneer Press/ Elizabeth Mohr/July 25, 2014

An advisory committee on Thursday approved a plan that solidifies the preferred mode, route and endpoints for the Gateway Corridor, the east metro transitway connecting St. Paul and Washington County.

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BRT, Route Preference Recommended for Gateway Corridor

The Gateway Corridor Policy Advisory Committee passed a resolution July 24 recommending a locally preferred alternative, which includes bus rapid transit (BRT) in a dedicated guide-way as the mode of transit and a more specific route than previously identified along I-94 and Hudson Road.

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It’s Fast Buses Between St. Paul and Washington County

Pioneer Press / Editorial / July 15, 2014

The east metro area is a step closer to first-of-its kind transit in the region that could open new job opportunities to people in St. Paul, if it lives up to its promise.

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St. Paul to Woodbury Gateway Corridor Buses Get Nod Over Light Rail

Pioneer Press/ Elizabeth Mohr / July 11, 2014

Bus rapid transit has been selected as the preferred option for the Gateway Corridor, knocking light-rail trains out of the running.

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Bus Rapid Transit Selected as Preferred Transit Option for Gateway Corridor

Public Invited to Public Hearing Aug. 7

Bus rapid transit (BRT) in a dedicated guideway was selected July 10 as the preferred transit option to advance for further study in the Gateway Corridor. BRT was selected over light rail transit or a managed lane based on the results of technical analysis and community input.

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Gateway Took ‘Big Step’ at Legislature

Woodbury Bulletin / Editorial by Sen. Susan Kent / June 25, 2014

Local lawmakers said the Gateway Corridor project picked up momentum this year at the Legislature, even though it didn’t receive the dedicated bonding money originally sought.

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Between St. Paul and Woodbury, a Gateway

Pioneer Press / Editorial / May 27, 2014

Last week was a good one in the push for east-metro equity in the region’s transit development. The White House put the Gateway Corridor, running east from downtown St. Paul, on a list of 11 new transportation projects across the country that are on the fast track for federal permitting.

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Next on List: Extend Transit to Woodbury

Star Tribune / Editorial by Lisa Weik and Rafael Ortega / May 12, 2014

Here in Ramsey and Washington counties, elected officials, business leaders and members of the public are seeing seismic changes in population and job growth. We recognize the need to ensure that our infrastructure is robust and capable of moving people efficiently and effectively.

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Gateway Corridor Representatives Encouraged
by Visit to LA’s Orange Line

Community leaders experience bus rapid transit

Members of the Gateway Corridor Commission, as well as business and community leaders, were inspired by their tour of the Metro Orange Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor in Los Angeles June 25 through 27.

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President Fast-tracks Gateway Corridor Rapid
Transit Project

The hard work and collaborative effort of partners advocating for improved transit in the Gateway Corridor, from Saint Paul to Woodbury, was rewarded last week when President Barack Obama announced that 11 projects will receive expedited review and permitting. Gateway is one of them, and one of two Minnesota projects on the list.

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Thank You Letter to President Obama

Legislature Includes Gateway Corridor Transit
in Bonding Bill

Rapid transit in the Gateway Corridor, between Union Depot in Saint Paul and Woodbury, is one step closer to reality after the Minnesota Legislature last week included it on the list of transit projects eligible for bonding dollars.

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Planners Buckle Down on Gateway Corridor

Finance and Commerce | James Warden | April 21, 2014

2014 Critics of the Gateway Corridor have shared a litany of worries about the proposed transit line during a public comment period that ended this week, but project leaders say they believe that’s largely due to unfamiliarity with the plan.

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Gateway Could Open Doors to Globe University

Globe University Blogs | Brittney Klingl | March 28, 2014

“Transportation is the second highest expense per household,” says Lindsey Wollschlage, community liaison with the Gateway Corridor, a proposed public transportation project.

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Shaping Future of Transit Along I-94

Star Tribune | Kevin Giles | March 8, 2014

Planners of a proposed Gateway Corridor transitway along Interstate 94 are looking for public comment on what to study in the environmental draft phase of the project.

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Public Input Requested in Gateway Corridor Scoping Project

Project planners are looking for input on what to study in the Gateway Corridor during the Draft Environmental Impact Statement phase.

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Gateway Rapid Transit Route Options Subject of Feb. 6 Open House

The Gateway Corridor project is considering two route alignments for bus rapid transit (BRT) or light rail transit (LRT) through Oakdale, Lake Elmo and Woodbury.

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Mayor Pushes Transit at Business Breakfast

Star Tribune | Eric Roper | Jan. 16, 2014

Mayor Betsy Hodges told Twin Cities business leaders Wednesday morning that transit and transportation investments are crucial to attracting new residents.

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MN Fails to Keep Up with Transportation Needs

Star Tribune | Editorial Board | Jan. 11, 2014

Minnesota has unfinished business on transportation. Six years ago, the Legislature overrode a governor’s veto to temporarily shore up roads and transit.

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Some New Year’s Resolutions for Minneapolis St. Paul

MinnPost | Marlys Harris | Jan. 3, 2014

What should we be doing to make our people more prosperous, our streets safer and our vistas lovelier to look upon?

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