Rush Line BRT Project
What is the Rush Line BRT Project?
The Rush Line BRT Project is a proposed 14-mile transit route with stops between Union Depot in Lowertown Saint Paul and downtown White Bear Lake. The 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 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.
The station area planning working group for the proposed Phalen Village station will meet on Wednesday, May 23 from 4-6:30 p.m. at Realife Cooperative of Phalen Village, 1355 Phalen Boulevard. The working group was organized in partnership with Saint Paul District Councils 2 and 5.
The Policy Advisory Committee will meet on Thursday, May 31 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in Banquet Rooms A and B of the Maplewood Community Center, 2100 White Bear Avenue. The Rush Line Corridor Task Force will meet in the same room immediately thereafter, from 4:30-6 p.m.