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New interactive map coming soon
Thank you to everyone who contributed comments and suggestions on the interactive map focused on the St. Clair, Randolph and Otto station areas. Your thoughts have been shared with the station area planning and engineering teams to help inform station location and the design of the Riverview Modern Streetcar. A new map will be posted soon focused on the Grand Avenue and Kellogg Boulevard station areas. We hope you visit the new map and post your comments there.
You can still post comments about historic sites on the interactive map below.
Highway 5 bike and pedestrian bridge survey results
During February and March 2022, almost 600 responses were submitted to an online survey asking people about their experience biking or walking across the Mississippi River on the Highway 5 bridge. The purpose of the survey was to get feedback about the existing pathway that could be used to inform design decisions for a new pathway that would be built as part of the Riverview Corridor Modern Streetcar project. Take a moment to read over the survey results.
New project fact sheet available
Read through the new project fact sheet describing our consultant teams and how they are working together to develop the Riverview Corridor Modern Streetcar Project.
What is the Riverview Modern Streetcar project?
The Riverview Modern Streetcar project is a 12-mile planned transportation connection between neighborhoods and anchor destinations and employers in downtown Saint Paul, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and the Mall of America.The modern streetcar line is planned to run generally along State Highway 5 (West 7th Street) and will provide a higher capacity with frequent service in an area with growing population and employment, and a transit reliant population that needs accessible and dependable service. Modern streetcar can also be an incentive for reinvestment and economic development.
Modern streetcar vehicles can operate on the same track as light rail vehicles, but are generally smaller than light rail vehicles. The planned modern streetcar line includes use of existing METRO Green Line stations and tracks in downtown Saint Paul and existing METRO Blue Line stations and tracks in Bloomington. Ten new stations are planned in Saint Paul and one in the historic Fort Snelling at Bdote area. Modern streetcar stations are generally smaller than light rail stations but have the same amenities such as heated shelters, ample lighting, off-board fare collection and signs showing real-time departure times.
Modern streetcar, running generally along State Highway 5 (West 7th Street), was chosen as the Locally Preferred Alternative by the Riverview Policy Advisory Committee in December 2017 after analyzing various routes and transit modes for more than three years. The next step is the Engineering and Pre-Environmental Phase of work which began in October 2020 and will continue through 2023. During this phase, project staff will examine impacts and gather detailed information to refine the project's design.