Design and Engineering
Gold Line Updated Design Plans
The METRO Gold Line BRT project refined route and station site designs to 60% completion.
You can learn more and get your questions answered in the following ways:
View a PDF of 60% site plans and cross-sections of stations
View a PDF of sample station renderings
View a PDF of 60% design plans of the full route
View individual station pages and submit questions through the website
Watch a recording of the virtual open houses
Contact Liz Jones via email or phone with questions or comments:
firstname.lastname@example.org, 651-602-1977 (please leave a voicemail).
Watch a design update presentation video below. Closed captioning is available in the video, as well as translated closed captioning.
Download PDF text transcripts of the video with presentation slides:
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Download a PDF of the presentation slides.
Project Development and Engineering
During the design and engineering of the METRO Gold Line project, staff will further analyze the cost and relationships between design concepts proposed in the Pre-Project Development phase. At the conclusion of design and engineering work, the project will have the speciﬁcations and blueprints that will guide the construction.
Design concepts that are further studied and specified during design and engineering, include:
- Vehicle and vehicle technology
- Route and alignment
- Station locations and amenities
- Park & Ride lots and layover or maintenance facilities
- Bridges and tunnels
- Transit service plans
The Gold Line will travel approximately 10 miles in primarily bus-only lanes through downtown Saint Paul, Saint Paul east side, Maplewood, Landfall, Oakdale and Woodbury and stop at 21 full-amenity stations and three new Park & Ride facilities. The lanes dedicated only to transit buses will be built north of Interstate 94.
Questions and comments by station can be submitted directly through the website at the below links.
For general comments and questions, contact Liz Jones: email@example.com
Downtown Saint Paul
Oakdale and Landfall
View full design plans of the most updated route and station layout for the Gold Line project PDF
Note: Layouts are a work in progress and subject to change.
Gold Line BRT remains on track to begin service in 2024. The design work on the project has been underway since 2018 and is expected to wrap up later in 2021. In April 2021, the Federal Transit Administration approved the project to begin engineering work. During engineering, the project engineers will complete the final design and draw the blueprints to guide Gold Line construction. Construction is expected to begin in 2022 and will take approximately two years to complete. Some utility work is expected to begin in summer 2021.
Station area planning
Washington County conducted station area planning around proposed Gold Line stations within the corridor. This work allowed coordination of planning, land uses, and policy development along the line. Planning around the Gold Line has and will continue to allow cities and project partners to identify new opportunities for economic development, ridership growth, and creation of Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) sites near station areas. Washington County's station area planning work was completed in 2019. More information can be found at the Gold Line Partners.