Faster transit is coming to Rice Street & Robert Street
The G Line Draft Corridor Plan comment period ended on Nov. 6. Thank you for submitting your comments.
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What is the METRO G Line?
The METRO G Line is a planned arterial bus rapid transit (BRT) line. The G Line will provide fast and reliable transit service in the Route 62 and Route 68 corridor. The G Line will travel from Little Canada through downtown St. Paul to the Dakota County Northern Service Center mainly along Rice Street and Robert Street.
Bus rapid transit is a fast and reliable transit service. BRT buses and stations are comfortable and easy to use. Learn more at metrotransit.org/brt or watch a short video.
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G Line project phased delivery
Metro Transit plans to construct and open the G Line project in two phases, to best coordinate with other planned street construction in the corridor.
- Phase 1 will include the northern portion of the corridor, from the newly established Little Canada Transit Station to Robert & Kellogg. Construction of these stations will occur between 2026 and 2027. Some stations will be built in coordination with major construction projects on Rice Street and Robert Street. The future G Line will use enhanced bus stops that will be constructed in coordination with Ramsey County along Rice Street in 2024 and 2025. Once construction is complete, G Line service will begin between Little Canada and downtown St. Paul.
- Phase 2 will include the southern portion of the corridor from Robert & Fillmore to the Dakota County Northern Service Center. These stations are planned to be constructed by the end of 2028. Following construction, G Line service will be extended to run the full length of the corridor from Little Canada to West St. Paul.
The G Line Draft Corridor Plan identifies station locations for both phases of the G Line project.
The primary reason for phasing the G Line project is to better coordinate with planned construction on Robert Street. MnDOT, Saint Paul Regional Water Services, and Saint Paul Public Works are planning improvements to Robert Street. Metro Transit and agency partners plan to construct these projects at the same time to reduce disruption to communities and transit riders and deliver a better multimodal corridor improvement. Metro Transit is working with MnDOT and other agency partners to coordinate all future construction on Robert Street, with a goal of completing all work on Robert Street within the G Line corridor by the end of 2028.
Expected project schedule
- 2022-2024: Planning
- 2024-2025: Engineering
- 2026-2028: Construction
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