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Gold Line Project

METRO Gold Line BRT project

METRO Gold Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) will connect people across the region to job centers, housing options, transit stations and key destinations in the Interstate 94 corridor. The planned 10-mile BRT line will connect St. Paul, Maplewood, Landfall, Oakdale, and Woodbury generally along I-94. 

Gold Line will be Minnesota's first BRT line that operates primarily within bus-only lanes. These lanes are dedicated only to transit buses, and will be constructed generally north of and near I-94. Gold Line will be built with several features to ensure a comfortable ride and fast service:

  • Frequent, all-day service in both directions
  • Pre-boarding fare payment for faster stops
  • Access to Park & Ride lots in St. Paul, Oakdale, and Woodbury
  • Real-time arrival and departure information
  • Heated shelters, lighting, and security features

The Gold Line Fact Sheet has more information on these features.

Gold Line is expected to begin service in 2025.


Schedule

Gold Line BRT is on track to begin service in 2025. In April 2021, the Federal Transit Administration approved the project to begin engineering work. During engineering, the project engineers complete final design that has been underway since 2018, and draw the blueprints to guide Gold Line construction. Construction is expected to begin in late 2022 and will take approximately two years to complete. Some utility work is expected to begin in spring 2022. 


News & Updates

View an interactive map of final station designs and construction information.

> Early utility construction has begun! Learn more about construction and sign up for updates.

> Final designs are complete! View final design plans and more on the Engineering and Design page.

> Gold Line BRT construction planning begins! On April 13, 2021, the Federal Transit Administration approved the project to prepare for construction. Project engineers will now develop the blueprints for construction, which is scheduled to begin in 2022.  Some utility work is expected to begin in spring 2022. More information on the construction schedule will be available soon.

> Watch a recording of 60% design virtual open house events


> Visit News & Updates for additional news releases and press related to the Gold Line Project


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Gold Line Project Office
goldline@metrotransit.org
651-602-1955

Liz Jones
Community Outreach and Engagement Lead
elizabeth.jones@metrotransit.org
651-602-1977

Karina Kelton
Community Outreach and Engagement
karina.kelton@metrotransit.org
651-602-1976

Media Contact
Laura Baenen
Senior Communications Specialist
Laura.Baenen@metrotransit.org
612-269-4365