Rush Line BRT Project

Transition to Metropolitan Council as METRO Purple Line 

Coinciding with a key project milestone on Dec. 13, 2021, the Rush Line bus rapid transit (BRT) project transitioned to the Metropolitan Council as the METRO Purple Line. The proposed 15-mile transit route includes planned stations between Union Depot in Saint Paul and downtown White Bear Lake and will operate primarily in dedicated bus lanes seven days a week, serving stops every ten minutes during rush hours and every fifteen minutes during other times. The project will connect people to jobs, education, healthcare and recreation destinations while supporting economic development along the corridor. 

Following the transition, Ramsey County, as the project’s local funding partner, will continue to be involved with the project at the staff and policymaker levels. Ramsey County will also lead Advanced Station Area Planning between 2022 and 2024 in partnership with corridor cities, the Metropolitan Council and the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

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