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Committees

Three committees provide input and direction for the Gold Line BRT Project, which is led by the Metropolitan Council in collaboration with the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Washington County, Ramsey County and the five cities along the route.

  • Corridor Management Committee (CMC)
  • Community and Business Advisory Committee (CBAC)
  • Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

Corridor Management Committee

The Corridor Management Committee (CMC) is made up of elected officials and community leaders who were appointed by Chair Alene Tchourumoff to advise the Metropolitan Council, Ramsey County and Washington County on the design and construction of the Gold Line BRT Project. The CMC will use technical and community input to leverage opportunities and address issues throughout each stage of the proposed project including environmental review, preliminary design, final design and construction.

CMC meetings are held from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. in the Metropolitan Council Chambers, 390 Robert St. N., Saint Paul.

2019 meetings and materials.

Meeting Date Materials
Feb. 14, 2019 Agenda Presentation Summary
March 7, 2019 Agenda Presentation Summary
April 4, 2019 Agenda Presentation Summary
May 2, 2019 Agenda Presentation Summary
June 6, 2019 Agenda Presentation Summary
Aug.1, 2019 Agenda Presentation Summary
Sept. 5, 2019 Agenda Presentation Summary
Oct. 3, 2019 Agenda Presentation Summary
Nov. 7, 2019 Agenda Presentation Summary
Dec. 5, 2019 Agenda Presentation Summary
2018 meetings and materials
Meeting Date Materials
April 26, 2018 Agenda Presentation Summary
June 7, 2018 Agenda Presentation Summary
July 5, 2018 Agenda Presentation Summary
Aug. 2, 2018 Agenda Presentation Summary
Sept. 6, 2018 Agenda Presentation Summary
Oct. 4, 2018 Agenda Presentation Summary
Nov. 1, 2018 Agenda Presentation Summary
Dec. 6, 2018 Agenda Presentation Summary
CMC members
Name Organization
Nora Slawik, CMC Chair Metropolitan Council Chair
Francisco J. Gonzalez, District 12 Metropolitan Council Member
Andrea Date Woodbury Council Member
Sheila Kauppi MnDOT Metro District North Area Manager
Stan Karwoski Washington County Commissioner
Wes Kooistra Metro Transit General Manager
Jim McDonough Ramsey County Commissioner
Rafael Ortega Ramsey County Commissioner
Jane Prince St. Paul Council Member
Paul Reinke Oakdale Mayor
Bryan Smith Maplewood Council Member
Stan Suedkamp Landfall Mayor
Lisa Weik Washington County Commissioner
Darrell Paulsen CBAC - Resident Representative
Mary Brandt CBAC - Advisory Representative

The CMC is scheduled to meet monthly, generally on the first Thursday of the month. All CMC meetings are open to the public and are held at the Metropolitan Council Chambers, 390 Robert Street North, Saint Paul. Agenda will be posted to the website before each meeting and meeting minutes will be posted after the following CMC meeting.


Community and Business Advisory Committee

The Community and Business Advisory Committee (CBAC) is comprised of local residents and businesses along the Gold Line who advise the Metropolitan Council on how stations can best serve the neighborhoods and businesses where they are located. The committee also provides the community perspective on the overall project design. CBAC members were selected through an application process and represent community and business perspectives at each of the project's station areas.

Currently, the CBAC meets monthly on the fourth Thursday of the month from 6 - 7:30 pm.

The May 23 CBAC meeting has been canceled.

2019 CBAC meetings and materials

The May 23 CBAC meeting has been canceled. 

Meetings Materials
Feb. 28, 2019
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Johnson Elementary School, Exhibit Hall - 740 York Ave., St. Paul
Agenda Presentation Summary
April 25, 2019
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Eastside Community Center at Harding High School - 1526 E. 6th St., St. Paul
Agenda Presentation Summary
June 27, 2019 Agenda Presentation Summary
July 25, 2019 Agenda Presentation Summary
August 22, 2019 Agenda Presentation Summary
September 26, 2019 Agenda Presentation Summary
October 24, 2019 Agenda Presentation Summary
November 28, 2019 Agenda Presentation Summary
December 26, 2019 Agenda Presentation Summary
2018 CBAC meetings and materials
Meetings Materials

May 29, 2018
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Culver's - 2065 Old Hudson Rd., St. Paul

Agenda Presentation Summary

June 28, 2018
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Eastside Community Center at Harding High School - 1526 E. 6th St., St. Paul

Agenda Presentation Summary
July 26, 2018
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Eastside Community Center at Harding High School - 1526 E. 6th St., St. Paul
Agenda Presentation Summary
Aug. 23, 2018
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Eastside Community Center at Harding High School - 1526 E. 6th St., St. Paul
Agenda Presentation Summary
Oct. 25, 2018
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Eastside Community Center at Harding High School - 1526 E. 6th St., St. Paul
Agenda Presentation Summary
Nov. 29, 2018
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Eastside Community Center at Harding High School - 1526 E. 6th St., St. Paul
Agenda Presentation Summary
CBAC membership
Station Name
Mounds Blvd - Business Mary Brandt
Mounds Blvd - Resident Regina Rippel
Earl Street - Business Koua Lee
Earl Street - Resident Ernesto Ortiz-Diaz
Etna Street - Business Hussein Khatib
Etna Street - Resident Jessica Johnson
White Bear Avenue - Business Jorge Samper Zelaya
White Bear Avenue - Resident Joseph Skeen
Sun Ray Avenue- Business Doug Swalboski
Sun Ray Avenue - Resident Open
Maplewood - Business Torin Gustafson
Maplewood - Resident Darrell Paulsen
Greenway Avenue - Business Open
Greenway Avenue - Resident (Landfall) Donald Gonser
Greenway Avenue - Resident (Oakdale) Allison Hawley March
Helmo Ave - Business Pat Cosgrove
Helmo Ave - Resident Nancy Volkman
Tamarack - Business Open
Tamarack - Resident Nyagatare Valens
Woodbury Theater - Business Molly Gagan-Vlaisavljevich
Woodbury Theater - Resident Heidi Schumacher
At-Large Rebecca Nelson
At-Large D'Angelos Svenkeson
At-Large Robert Crawford
At-Large Reva Jones-Simmons
At-Large Metropolitan Council Member Chai Lee, District 13

The CBAC is scheduled to meet monthly. All CBAC meetings are open to the public. Agendas will be posted to the website before each meetings and meeting minutes will be posted after the following CBAC meeting.


Technical Advisory Committee

The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) reviews project plans and designs, provides technical guidance and assists in the resolution of technical issues. Members represent the interests of their respective agencies and provide technical guidance to the CMC and CBAC on issues including, but not limited to, design, engineering, construction and operation of the Gold Line.

The TAC includes staff representatives from:

  • Metropolitan Council
  • Metro Transit
  • Washington County
  • Ramsey County
  • Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • City of St. Paul
  • City of Maplewood
  • City of Landfall
  • City of Oakdale
  • City of Woodbury

 

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