Blue Line/Riverview Connection Study

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The Blue Line/Riverview Connection Study is an 18-month-long study to create a community-focused, equitable transit vision for the greater Highland Park area. This area will go through significant changes in the coming years, particularly with the development of the Highland Bridge Site. The study identifies transit options that will connect the METRO Blue Line, METRO A-Line and the future Riverview Modern Streetcar corridor. Options will be evaluated over multiple timeframes (short, mid and long-term) to account for anticipated land use changes in the area.

The study area includes the following neighborhoods:  

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The outcome of the study will be transit recommendations and an implementation plan that Ramsey County, Metro Transit, the City of Saint Paul and other agency stakeholders can consider for further study based on future growth and funding.  

Current Status

The study is now in its final phase; the study team has completed their analysis and developed options for transit in the Highland Park area. Option 2 (Local bus improvements) scored highest and was found to be the “right size” transit solution for this study area. To review the full analysis, compare results and provide input, explore the online meeting, available through April 28.

What is included in local bus recommendations (Option 2)?

Option 2 includes improvements to pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure connections to transit, as well as transit speed and reliability improvements. Learn more about this option in the online meeting.

Next steps:

  • Metro Transit is undertaking a study called Network Now, which evaluates the entire Metro Transit bus network. The service improvements in Option 2 will be handed to Metro Transit for consideration for further analysis and prioritization as appropriate in the Network Now planning process.
  • Sidewalk and bike lane improvements will need to be evaluated in detail by the City of St. Paul.


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Study background

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