Metro Transit is the lead agency responsible for developing and eventually operating the METRO Gold Line. The project is being developed as a collaboration of public and private partners, who are working together to contribute funding, staff, technical skills, project oversight and connections to communities along the corridor.
Project Funding Partners
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is anticipated to provide $189 million through the Capital Investment Grant Program with a Full Funding Grant Agreement anticipated to be awarded in 2021.
Counties Transit Improvement Board (CTIB)
CTIB committed $6 million for the Gold Line's Project Development phase. CTIB voted to disband in 2017, but their grants committing funds to the Gold Line are secured and are being managed by Washington County.
Ramsey County has committed $8.5 million for the Gold Line's Project Development phase.
Washington County has committed $8.5 million for the project's Project Development phase.
The State of Minnesota has committed $2 million for the Gold Line's Project Development phase.
Other Project Partners