10th Street Station drop-in discussions, transit investment ROI, collaboration with UMN students

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10th Street Station drop-in discussions with project staff

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Morning and evening times available


Wednesday, May 8,  8 - 9:30 a.m.

Thursday, May 9,  5:30 - 7 p.m.

Metro Square, Room LL05, 121 7th Place East, Saint Paul, MN 55101

Downtown Saint Paul residents, workers and businesses are invited to join Rush Line BRT Project staff to discuss the project and how the planned BRT station at Robert Street and 10th Street can best serve nearby residents, businesses and Pedro Park.

There will be no formal presentation; these are opportunities for informal one-on-one and small group conversations with project staff to learn about the project, share your feedback and have your questions answered.

Light refreshments will be provided.

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Additional public engagement in May

Throughout the spring and summer, Rush Line BRT Project staff will be attending community events along the Rush Line route to talk to people about the project. Join us at these events in May:

  • Cinco de Mayo - West Side Saint Paul Festival, May 4, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Maplewood Bicycle Rodeo (1955 Clarence Street, Maplewood), May 14, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mt. Airy Spring Event (91 Arch Street, Saint Paul), May 17, 5 - 7 p.m.

Additional public engagement will be scheduled in the coming months and will be listed on the project's meetings and events page.

Study: Transit return on investment nearly three-to-one

A study by East Metro Strong and the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce found that every $1 spent on expanding the Twin Cities' regional transit system generates an economic benefit of $2.90. These benefits include travel time savings, lower vehicle operations and roadway maintenance costs, fewer crashes and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. According to the study, the benefits of transit investment accrue both to transit users and non-transit users who utilize the region's roadway system.

Read coverage of the study in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal.

University of Minnesota students consider stormwater strategies for Rush Line BRT Project

University of Minnesota students pose in front of their presentation board about Rush Line stormwater management strategies.

From left, University of Minnesota undergraduates Gina Frenette, Sophia Bloodworth-Apollini, Annika Johnson, Seonghyun Seo and Ryan Thompson

As part of its year-long collaboration with the Resilient Communities Project at the University of Minnesota, Ramsey County is partnering with students in the Sustainability Studies program to consider creative approaches to managing stormwater along the Rush Line's 14-mile route between Saint Paul and White Bear Lake.

For their capstone projects in Sustainability Studies, students are researching and analyzing stormwater management practices used around the world and recommending potential strategies to be considered as part of the Rush Line BRT Project. The focus of their work is stormwater management practices that promote water quality, act as amenities for nearby communities and are implementable.

The student report will be available through the University of Minnesota later this spring.

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