Rush Line BRT Project

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Review and comment on the Environmental Assessment between May 11 and June 25, 2021

Environmental Assessment available for public comment

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The Rush Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project reached a major milestone on May 11, 2021 with the publication of the Environmental Assessment. The Environmental Assessment documents the project’s potential transportation, social and environmental benefits and impacts; identifies mitigation strategies for anticipated impacts; and satisfy the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act and Minnesota Environmental Policy Act. It is the culmination of three years of planning, design, environmental review and community engagement led by Ramsey County in collaboration with local and federal partners.

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How can I participate in the Environmental Assessment?

The Environmental Assessment has been published for review by the public as well as federal, state and local agencies. The public is invited to provide formal comments from May 11 through June 25, 2021.

Submit a formal comment on the Rush Line Environmental Assessment

Join us for an online or in-person open house:

  • Online open house:
  • The in-person open house will follow Minnesota Department of Health guidelines for COVID-19.
    • Drop in any time between 4 and 7 p.m. Thursday, June 17. Register
    • Union Depot, 214 4th Street East, Saint Paul, MN 55101.

The document is available for review on the Environmental Process page. Printed copies are available at the following locations:

  • Ramsey County Law Library, 15 West Kellogg Boulevard, Suite 1815 Courthouse, Saint Paul, MN 55102.
  • East Side Enterprise Center, 804 Margaret Street, Saint Paul, MN 55106.
  • Ramsey County Library – Maplewood, 3025 Southlawn Drive, Maplewood, MN 55109.
  • Vadnais Heights City Hall, 800 East County Road E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55127.
  • Gem Lake City Hall, 4200 Otter Lake Road, White Bear Lake, MN 55110.
  • Ramsey County Library – White Bear Lake, 2150 2nd Street, White Bear Lake, MN 55110.

Comments may be submitted during the public comment period through the online submission form, by email ([email protected]), or via mail to:

Andy Gitzlaff, Senior Transportation Planner
Ramsey County
15 West Kellogg Boulevard, Suite 210 Courthouse
Saint Paul, MN 55102

All comments will be reviewed by the Federal Transit Administration and Ramsey County, the lead federal and local agencies for the Rush Line BRT Project. Substantive comments will be responded to in the environmental decision document issued after the public comment period concludes.