Gold Line Update - June 2018

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June 2018


Save the date for METRO Gold Line open houses!

The Gold Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project is hosting two corridor-wide open houses in July:

Tuesday, July 17, 5:00-7:00 p.m.                                            Wednesday, July 18, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Grace Lutheran Church                                                           Guardian Angels Catholic Church

1730 Old Hudson Road, Saint Paul                                         8260 4th Street North, Oakdale

Attend an open house to:

  • Learn more about the Gold Line project, the current status and next steps
  • Help shape the locations and BRT design to reflect the characteristics of your neighborhood
  • Speak with project staff and ask questions
  • Find out how to stay engaged in the project

No formal presentation is planned. Attendees are welcome to arrive anytime.

More information on the open houses.

First meeting of the Gold Line Community and Business Advisory Committee


In May, the Gold Line’s Community and Business Advisory Committee (CBAC) held its first meeting. The 26-member board is made up of residents and businesses along the Gold Line who advise the Metropolitan Council on how stations can best serve the neighborhoods and businesses where they are located. The committee also helps provide a community perspective on the overall project design. CBAC members were selected through an application process and represent community and business perspectives at each of the project’s station areas.

Committee members shared that they applied to be on the CBAC because of their interest in transit and community development, and because they want to ensure that any new transit in their communities support their neighborhood’s interests. Many members were drawn to the committee because of challenges with the existing transit network in their neighborhoods including long travel times and low frequency. 

CBAC will be led by two co-chairs, a business representative and a resident representative, who will also serve on the Corridor Management Committee (CMC).

More information about the CBAC and meeting materials from the May 29 meeting are available at:

Corridor Management Committee ensures good Gold Line BRT Connections


Elected representatives from the Gold Line cities are playing a key role in the planning and design of the line and the future of their communities.  At the June 7 meeting of the Gold Line’s Corridor Management Committee (CMC), members wanted to make sure design decisions made now best serve transit riders and keep community options open for future connections like bicycle and pedestrian paths, and even future housing and business development.

Each week, the Gold Line project team meets with staff from the local cities to review and refine the project’s design, so the elected officials on the CMC can be fully briefed on how the project is making progress.

Learn more about the CMC and see a schedule of upcoming meetings on the project’s website.

Follow us on social media

Get the latest Gold Line BRT updates by following us on Twitter @GoldLineBRT and Facebook @MetroTransitMN.

If you previously followed Gold Line on Twitter @GoldLineBRT managed by the Gateway Corridor Commission, make sure to re-follow @GoldLineBRT again as the Metropolitan Council now manages this handle! Also, the Gateway Corridor Commission is now Gold Line Partners: follow them on Twitter @GoldLinePrtnrs.

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