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Route Modification Study

Route Modification Study

The METRO Purple Line, a new bus rapid transit (BRT) line in Ramsey County is getting another look. Project staff are exploring several locations for the line’s northernmost stop, including Interstate 35E (I-35E) and County Road E Park & Ride in Vadnais Heights, Maplewood Mall Transit Center, and Century College in White Bear Lake. The suggested route modifications respond to a White Bear Lake City Council resolution that requests the Purple Line not enter the city of White Bear Lake.

The project team is considering project goals, community and business feedback, and engineering requirements to evaluate each route option, and are taking the necessary time to evaluate each end point to ensure the best possible Purple Line.

More information about these options is available in the presentation slides from the Purple Line’s Corridor Management Committee (CMC) meetings.

The public will be invited to share feedback on all options later this year. For a list of upcoming community events, visit the Public Engagement page.

Contact Colin Owens, Community Outreach & Engagement, with questions: or 612-618-0495