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Met Council accepting public comment on Riverview Corridor

The Metropolitan Council is currently accepting public comment on amending the 2040 Transportation Policy Plan to include the Riverview Corridor. A public hearing will be held on Jan. 9, 2019 at the Metropolitan Council Chambers. 

The Riverview Corridor is a 12-mile planned transportation connection between neighborhoods and anchor destinations and employers in downtown Saint Paul, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and the Mall of America. 

The planned modern streetcar line includes use of existing METRO Green Line stations and tracks in downtown Saint Paul and existing METRO Blue Line stations and tracks south of the Mississippi River beginning at Fort Snelling. Nine new stations are planned along State Highway 5 (West 7th Street). 

Modern streetcar vehicles can operate on the same track as light rail, but vehicles and stations are generally smaller than light rail vehicles and stations. Schedules would complement those of METRO Green and Blue lines. 

Share your comments

You can share your thoughts in person at the Jan. 9 hearing or submit comments via letter, email or phone by 5 p.m. on Jan. 21, 2019. People may register in advance to speak by calling contacting Metropolitan Council Public Information at 651-602-1500 or 651-291-0904 (TTY). Upon request, the Council will provide reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities.

  • Mail comments to Metropolitan Council Public Information, ATTN: 2040 Transportation Policy Plan Amendments, 390 North Robert St., St. Paul, MN 55101-1805.
  • Record comments on the Metropolitan Council’s Public Comment Line at 651-602-1500..
  • Send TTY comments to: 651-291-0904.
  • Email comments to: public.info@metc.state.mn.us.

View full information on the public comment period from the Metropolitan Council

Posted on Friday, December 14, 2018 - 2:05 p.m.