Rush Line BRT Project

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What is the Rush Line BRT Project?

The Rush Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project is a proposed 14-mile transit route with stops between Union Depot in Lowertown Saint Paul and downtown White Bear Lake.

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Rush Line BRT will:

  • Run seven days a week from early in the morning to late at night.
  • Arrive every 10 minutes during rush hours and every 15 minutes other times.
  • Connect people to jobs, education, healthcare and recreation destinations.
  • Provide fast and reliable transit service.
  • Have stations with amenities like shelter, light, heat, fare payment machines and real-time departure signs.
  • Support economic development.
  • Conveniently connect to METRO Green Line, METRO Gold Line, local and intercity buses and Amtrak® service at Union Depot.

Bus rapid transit was selected in 2017 as a result of the Pre-Project Development Study. The preferred bus rapid transit route follows roadways and a dedicated guideway to be co-located with the Bruce Vento Regional Trail through the portion of the route that utilizes the Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority right-of-way. The current phase of work includes:

  • Environmental review.
  • Preliminary engineering.
  • Station area planning.
  • Communication and public engagement.
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Upcoming Meetings

County Road E/Buerkle Road Station Area Planning Working Group

Tuesday, August 14, 3-5 p.m. at Buerkle Honda.

White Bear Lake Station Area Planning Working Group

Tuesday, August 14, 6:30-9 p.m. at White Bear Lake City Hall.

Phalen Village/Payne Avenue/Arcade Street Station Area Planning Working Group

Thursday, August 16, 6-8:30 p.m. at Hmong Village.

Community Advisory Committee

Tuesday, September 18, 6-8 p.m. at the East Side Enterprise Center.

Policy Advisory Committee

Thursday, September 27, 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Maplewood Community Center, Banquet Room C.