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Purple Line BRT Project

Purple Line project committees

Purple Line project committees

Three committees will be formed to advise the project: the Corridor Management Committee, the Community and Business Advisory Committee, the and the Technical Advisory Committee. Meeting agendas and materials will be available in the Project Library.

Corridor Management Committee (CMC)

The Corridor Management Committee (CMC) will include elected officials and community leaders who are appointed by the Chair of the Metropolitan Council to advise the Metropolitan Council and Ramsey County on the design and construction of the Purple Line. The CMC will use technical, community and business input to leverage opportunities and address issues throughout each stage of the proposed project including preliminary design, final design and construction.

The CMC will meet on a monthly, quarterly or as-needed basis. All CMC meetings will be open to the public. Agenda will be posted to the website before each meeting and meeting minutes will be posted following the next CMC meeting, once approved. Meetings will be held virtually and live-streamed for the public to join. The livestream video links will be posted below with the meeting materials. 

Please contact Liz Jones at: or 651-602-1977 with any questions. 

2022 meetings and materials

Meeting Date                Materials
Sept. 16, 12:30-2 pm  Agenda Presentation Summary Video
Aug. 24, 1-2:30 pm  Agenda Presentation  Summary Video
June 17, 12:30 - 2:00 pm  Agenda Presentation Summary Video
April 29, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm (in-person) Agenda    Presentation    Summary     


CMC Members

Name Organization
Charlie Zelle, CMC Chair

Metropolitan Council, Chair

Victoria Reinhardt, CMC Vice Chair       

Ramsey County, Commissioner

Sue Vento, District 11

Metropolitan Council, Councilmember

Nicole Joy Frethem Ramsey County, Commissioner
Nelsie Yang City of St. Paul, Councilmember
Nikki Villavicencio City of Maplewood, Councilmember
Erik Goebel City of Vadnais Heights, Councilmember
Bill Walsh City of White Bear Lake, Councilmember
Len Cacioppo City of Gem Lake, Councilmember
Scott McCune White Bear Township, Supervisor
Wes Kooistra Metro Transit, General Manager
Mike Barnes Minnesota Department of Transportation, District Engineer
Vacant CBAC - Resident Representative
Vacant CBAC - Business Representative

Community and Business Advisory Committee

The Community and Business Advisory Committee (CBAC) will be comprised of local residents and businesses representatives along the Purple Line to advise the Metropolitan Council on how stations can best serve the neighborhoods and businesses where they are located. The committee will provide the community perspective on the overall project design. Participation on the committee will extend through the duration of the project. The committee will be led by co-chairs, one resident and one business community representative. CBAC members will be selected through an application process and represent community and business perspectives at each of the project's station areas. Committee members were selected by elected and appointed officials from along the Purple Line corridor. There will be approximately four – six meetings per year at a time that works best for most participants, with opportunities for additional neighborhood-specific involvement. 

Please contact Liz Jones at: or 651-602-1977 with questions or for virtual meeting information.

2022 meetings and materials

Meeting Date Materials
July 7, 5:00 - 6:30 pm Agenda Presentation Summary


CBAC Members

Name Seat






Technical Advisory Committee

The Technical Advisory Committee will be formed in Spring of 2022 and will convene monthly to advise the Purple Line Project team and Corridor Management Committee from a technical perspective. Staff will include planners and engineers from public agencies involved in planning the Purple Line project.

The TAC will include staff representatives from:

  • Metro Transit
  • Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Ramsey County
  • Ramsey County Public Works
  • Ramsey County Community Economic Development
  • Ramsey County Parks and Recreation
  • City of St. Paul
  • City of Maplewood
  • City of Vadnais Heights
  • White Bear Township
  • City of White Bear Lake
  • Capitol Area Architecture and Planning Board