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Gold Line Project

METRO Gold Line BRT Project

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

The 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 built north of Interstate 94. The Gold Line will be built with several premium 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 Saint Paul, Oakdale and Woodbury
  • Real-time arrival and departure information
  • Heated shelters, lighting and security features

The Gold Line will travel from St. Paul to Woodbury and have 21 stations.

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

Gold Line is expected to begin service in 2024.


Schedule

Design advancement for the Gold Line BRT began in early 2018, reached 15% completion in early 2019 and completed 30% design in March 2020. The Engineering phase begins when enough design work has been completed. Engineering is expected to begin later in 2020 and will take approximately two years to complete.


News & Updates

> The 60% design comment period has closed, but you are still able to view design plans and ask questions here. View and ask questions on Gold Line's 60% design plans here.

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

> Due to COVID-19, all Gold Line in-person engagement events and meetings are canceled. A limited number of outdoor socially-distanced events were held in September and October to share 60% designs. More info on upcoming events.

> Decision Documents on the METRO Gold Line Bus Rapid Transit Environmental Assessment from The Federal Transit Administration, The Federal Highway Administration and The Metropolitan Council have been issued. A Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) was published on January 17, 2020 by FTA and March 5, 2020 by FHWA, as well as a Findings of Fact and Conclusions by The Metropolitan Council on March 26, 2020.


> 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
elizabeth.jones@metrotransit.org
651-602-1977