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Purple Line BRT Project

Public Engagement

Contact:
Liz Jones, Community Outreach & Engagement Lead
elizabeth.jones@metrotransit.org or 651-602-1977

Colin Owens, Community Outreach & Engagement
colin.owens@metrotransit.org or 612-618-0495

A well-informed and engaged public strengthens the project and helps create a more useful transit system for all. The Metropolitan Council, Metro Transit, and the project’s local funding partner, Ramsey County, understand the need to engage corridor stakeholders in the development of project details and in fostering broad support for the project as a necessary investment to improve access and mobility to employment, educational and economic opportunities within the corridor and beyond.

Purple Line project staff will seek to engage corridor residents, businesses, organizations, and transit customers in the project planning process to solicit their input and address their needs and concerns. Concerted effort will also be given to communities that have been traditionally underrepresented in transit planning processes: people of color, low-income communities, people with limited English proficiency (LEP), people with disabilities, and other historically marginalized groups.

Meetings and events

Sign up for email updates to be notified about future opportunities to engage with the METRO Purple Line BRT project. If you would like Purple Line project staff to come to your event or meeting, contact us at purpleline@metrotransit.org


Upcoming events

Visit METRO Purple Line BRT Project staff at the following events and locations.

  • 8/8 Century College Farmers Market
  • 8/17 Fall 2022 Century College Opening Days

Station Area Planning Working Group

We are looking for interested residents and business owners to be a part of our 10 Station Area Working Groups. As part of this group, their role will be to help guide the planning and engagement process around station areas such as refining station platform locations and improving connections to and from station areas.

Recruitment Timeline:

  • August 2022 - October 2022: Recruitment period for Saint Paul stations
  • Fall/Winter 2022: Recruit remaining station area working groups

If you are interested in applying to be a Station Area Planning Working Group member, please complete an online application. We intend for membership on these groups to represent the diverse interests and stakeholders in the Purple Line project area.

For questions about the Station Area Planning Working Groups, please email Jerome at Jerome@neoopartners.com

Learn more about Purple Line Station Area Planning.

Past Events

METRO Purple Line BRT Project staff were at the following events and locations.

  • 7/16 Rivoli Farm and Restoration Site Open Garden Event
  • 8/2 Night to Unite/National Night Out at Roosevelt homes)
  • 8/2 National Night Out at East Side Freedom Library
  • 8/3 120th Anniversary Open House at Union Gospel Mission