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Gold Line Committees

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 are appointed by the Chair of the Metropolitan Council 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.

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 following the CMC meeting.

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

2020 meetings and materials

Meeting Date Materials
May 7, 2020 Agenda Presentation Summary

 

2019 meetings and materials

Meeting Date Materials
Feb. 14, 2019 Agenda Presentation Summary
April 4, 2019 Agenda Presentation Summary
May 2, 2019 Agenda Presentation Summary
Sept. 26, 2019 Agenda Presentation Summary

 

2018 meetings and materials

Meeting Date Materials
April 26, 2018 Agenda Presentation Summary
June 7, 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

 

CMC Members

Name Organization
Charlie Zelle, CMC Chair Metropolitan Council Chair
Francisco J. Gonzalez, District 12, CMC Vice-Chair Metropolitan Council Member
Marylee Abrams Maplewood Mayor
Anne Burt Woodbury Mayor
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
Stan Suedkamp Landfall Mayor
Lisa Weik Washington County Commissioner
Darrell Paulsen CBAC - Resident Representative
Mary Brandt CBAC - Advisory Representative

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.

 

2020 meetings and materials

Meetings Materials
April 23, 2020
Noon - 1:00 p.m. and 6 - 7:00 p.m.
WebEx Video Conferencing
Agenda Presentation Summary

 

2019 meetings and materials

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
August 22, 2019
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Eastside Community Center at Harding High School - 1526 E. 6th St., St. Paul
Agenda Presentation Summary

 

2018 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

CBAC members

 

Station Name
Downtown St. Paul - Business Tiffany Orth
Downtown St. Paul - Resident Irina Afonina
Mounds Blvd - Business Mary Brandt
Mounds Blvd - Resident Regina Rippel
Earl Street - Business Open
Earl Street - Resident Chris Dart
Etna Street - Business Shelly Thunborg
Etna Street - Resident Jessica Johnson
Hazel Street - Business Samir Abumayyaleh
Hazel Street - Resident Dan Dunn
Sun Ray - Business Doug Swalboski
Sun Ray - Resident Tina Kaple
Maplewood - Business Torin Gustafson
Maplewood - Resident Darrell Paulsen
Greenway Avenue - Business (Landfall) Open
Greenway Avenue - Business (Oakdale) Open
Greenway Avenue - Resident (Landfall) Donald Gonser
Greenway Avenue - Resident (Oakdale) Peggy Erlandson
Helmo Avenue - Business Open
Helmo Avenue - Resident Nancy Volkman
Tamarack Road - Business Gabriella Kozdroj
Tamarack Road - Resident Nyagatare Valens
Woodbury Theatre - Business Laurie Staiger
Woodbury Theatre - Resident Heidi Schumacher
Woodbury 494 Park-and-Ride - Business Laurie Staiger
Woodbury 494 Park-and-Ride - Resident John Chikkala
At-Large - Ramsey County Regina Bachmeier
At-Large - Ramsey County Ian Buck
At-Large - Ramsey County Rebecca Nelson
At-Large - Washington County Robert Crawford
At-Large - Washington County Emmanuel Ekstrom
At-Large - Washington County Kelly Fenton
At-Large - Washington County Amanda Hemmingsen-Jaeger
At-Large - Washington County Julie Ohs
At-Large - Washington County Manali Shah
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