From shopping at the Mall of America to delicious dining at local restaurants along West 7th Street to attending events at Xcel Energy Center and even making connections at Union Depot, there’s tons to love about the Riverview Corridor. What do you love along the Riverview Corridor route?
Policy Advisory Committee to meet on Feb. 29
The Riverview Policy Advisory Committee will meet in-person on Thursday, Feb. 29 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm in Union Depot. Project staff will present the arterial bus rapid transit option and the results of the economic development analysis for the streetcar and bus alternatives. The Riverview Policy Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public. The meeting agenda and presentation will be posted to the Meetings and Events page of this website about one week prior to the meeting.
What is the Riverview Corridor Modern Streetcar project?
The Riverview Corridor Modern Streetcar project is a 12-mile planned transportation connection, that will run generally along State Highway 5 (West 7th Street), connecting neighborhoods, anchor destinations and employers in downtown St. Paul, MSP Airport and the Mall of America.
This project addresses the mobility needs of an area with projected employment and population growth, including a transit reliant population that needs accessible, dependable service and provides opportunities for economic development. The route, station locations and transit vehicle were chosen during a study completed in 2017.
Read more about the project:
- Project overview: English (PDF)
- Project overview: Spanish (PDF)
- Project overview: Hmong (PDF)
- Project overview: Karen (PDF)
- Project overview: Somali (PDF)
- Project overview: Oromo (PDF)
- Transit vehicle comparison (PDF)
Refining the modern streetcar concept
Ramsey County is analyzing design concepts, working together with Saint Paul, Bloomington, Hennepin County, Metro Transit, MnDOT, tribal governments and other area stakeholders to find the right streetcar solution.The modern streetcar has many benefits:
FLEXIBLE - runs on rails in its own right-of-way or in shared lanes with traffic.
ACCESSIBLE - features level boarding to walk or roll directly onto streetcar.
EFFICIENT - faster boarding with pre-paid fares.
SUSTAINABLE - fully electric producing less air and noise pollution.
CAPACITY - carries more passengers than a bus.