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Purple Line BRT Project

Public Engagement

We want your feedback!  Should Purple Line run along the Bruce Vento Regional Trail or White Bear Avenue?

Project staff have evaluated aspects of the White Bear Avenue and Bruce Vento Regional Trail corridors in addition to developing roadway and transit design options for the White Bear Avenue corridor and are looking for your feedback.  

Join us at upcoming in-person and virtual community meetings to learn more about the evaluation, benefits, and impacts of these two corridors.  

Your feedback will inform the selection of the best route for the Purple Line BRT at the end of this summer.

Can’t make the meetings?  

View more information about the evaluation of the two corridors via the Community Meeting Boards and provide your feedback now through August 30, 2024 on the interactive map and survey. (English, Spanish and Somali).

To take the survey in Hmong:

To take the survey in Karen:

Provide your input on the preferred corridor for the METRO Purple Line BRT.

Learn more about the design options for the White Bear Avenue Corridor

View the engineering drawings in each section of the White Bear Ave Corridor through the links below. These are conceptual and intended to provide a frame of reference for community members to see how the Purple Line could fit in their neighborhood.

White Bear Avenue Corridor Animations - Click Here for Video (Vimeo)

Meetings and Events

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

Upcoming Meetings


Maplewood YMCA Community Center

Wednesday, July 17, 5–7 p.m.

  • 2100 White Bear Ave.,
  • Maplewood, MN 55109
  • Heritage Banquet Room D

Hazel Park Recreation Center

Tuesday, July 30, 5–7 p.m.

  • 945 Hazel St. N, St. Paul, MN 55119

Come and go anytime. There will be no formal presentations during the in-person meetings.


Microsoft Teams Meeting

Wednesday, August 14, noon–1:30 p.m.

  • Meeting link will be available here in advance of the meeting.

Upcoming Events

Dragon Festival

Saturday, July 13, 9 a.m.–7 p.m.

  • Phalen Lake
  • 1600 Phalen Dr., St. Paul, MN 55106

Maplewood Celebrate Summer

Wednesday, July 24, 6–7:30 p.m.

  • Upper Afton Park
  • 63 N. Sterling, Maplewood, MN 55119

National Night Out

Multiple locations in the community

Tuesday, August 6

Maplewood Celebrate Summer

Wednesday, August 21, 6–7:30 p.m.

  • Edgerton Park
  • 2001 Edgerton St. N., Maplewood, MN 55109


About Us

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.

Liz Jones, Community Outreach & Engagement Lead
[email protected] or 651-602-1977

Colin Owens, Community Outreach & Engagement or 612-618-0495