Upcoming open houses on Gateway Corridor

The Gateway Corridor Commission is holding four open houses in March and early April, seeking public input on the eight proposed alternative transit options being considered for the project. The Gateway Corridor is a proposed transitway that would run east from the Twin Cities near Interstate 94 and U.S. Highway 12 to Wisconsin.

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The project is part of the Metropolitan Council’s 2030 Transportation Policy Plan. Alternatives under consideration include commuter rail, light rail, bus rapid transit and express bus service. The Gateway Corridor Alternatives Analysis is funded through a combination of federal funds, the Counties Transit Improvement Board, Washington and Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authorities, and the Metropolitan Council.

The public open houses will be held:

Tuesday, March 27

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Presentation at 6:30

Eastside Community Center

Harding Senior High School

1526 East 6th Street, St. Paul, MN

Thursday, March 29

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Presentation at 5:30

Chippewa Valley Technical College

Room 118, Health Education Center

615 W. Clairemont Avenue, Eau Claire, WI

Wednesday April 4

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Presentation at 5:30

St. Croix County Government Center

Lower Level (enter by Sheriff’s Office)

1101 Carmichael Road, Hudson, WI

Thursday, April 5

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Presentation at 5:30

Woodbury City Hall

Ash/Birch Room, Main Floor

8301 Valley Creek Road, Woodbury, MN

Organizers say the meetings will include a short presentation on the modes and routes of new transit, as well as the proposed station locations. The presentation will also cover ridership projections, as well as the potential economic and community impacts of the transit options. Staff will be available to answer questions, and there will be an opportunity for attendees to provide both written and verbal comments.

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