Rush Line BRT Project
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.
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.
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.