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Gold Line Project

METRO Gold Line BRT project

Gold Line construction information


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

Gold line route map from downtown St. Paul to Woodbury

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

Gold Line is expected to begin service in 2025.


Gold Line BRT early utility construction began in spring 2022 and prep work for major construction started in September 2022. Major construction seasons will be spring through fall/winter 2023 and spring through fall/winter 2024. Gold Line will be in operation in 2025.

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

Liz Jones
Community Outreach and Engagement Lead

Media Contact
Laura Baenen
Senior Communications Specialist