METRO Gold Line completes environmental review requirements

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March 30, 2020


Gold Line clears environmental reviews

We are excited to announce that the METRO Gold Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project has cleared all environmental assessment review requirements! This assures the project can continue design and engineering without additional environmental work.

On March 5, the Federal Highway Administration completed its review of the Gold Line environmental assessment and supporting documents, including the Federal Transit Administration’s environmental decision document published in January 2020. The Federal Highway Administration found no significant effects on the environment as it relates to potential project impacts on Interstate 94 and I-694.

Following the Federal Transit Administration’s and Federal Highway Administration’s decisions, the Metropolitan Council issued a negative declaration document on March 25. This document concludes that additional environmental work is not required for the Gold Line project because it is not expected to have significant impacts on the environment.

You can review the environmental decision documents from the Federal Transit Administration, Federal Highway Administration, and Met Council: If you need these documents in a different format, contact Liz Jones, Community Outreach Coordinator, at 651-602-1977 or

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