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Purple Line BRT Project

Public Engagement

Arcade Street Station Options and Survey

Map showing 3 location options for the Arcade Street Station. Option A shows the station west of Arcade Street on Neid Lane, with a pedestrian and Phalen Boulevard shift. Option B shows the station west of Arcade Street on Payne Avenue, with pedestrian connection. Option C shows the station east of Arcade Street on Phalen Boulevard at Wells Street, called Wells Street Station. 

Thank you for your response!

We are currently compiling data from responses and will have results shortly. Thank you to all who participated!

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:

  • Aug. - Oct. 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

Learn more about Purple Line Station Area Planning.

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

Upcoming events


Past Events

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

  • 1/05/23 - Greater East Side Community Council Transportation Committee Meeting

  • 11/8 Centromex Supermercado Pop-Up 


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 or 651-602-1977

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