Project Funding Partners
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.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) provided $249 million through the Capital Investment Grant Program with a Full Funding Grant Agreement awarded in 2023.
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