Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority Projects
Riverview Corridor - The Riverview Corridor is identified between Union Depot in Saint Paul and Minnesapolis-St. Paul International Airport and the Mall of America. The Riverview Corridor's Pre-Project Development Study will evaluate all transit modes and possible alignments with the goal of identifying a locally preferred alternative (one mode, one alignment) in order to streamline next steps which will include environmental analysis.
Minnesota High-Speed Rail - Minnesota's first high-speed rail line within the federally designated high-speed rail corridor along the upper Mississippi River, connecting the Twin Cities to Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago.
Gateway Corridor - The Gateway Corridor follows Interstate 94 from the St. Croix River Bridge to Saint Paul and is a vital transportation connection between urban, suburban and rural communities. During 2013, the Gateway Corridor Commission and its consultant team began the preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) which entered the “scoping” phase in March 2014. The Alternatives Analysis Study was completed in spring 2012.
Rush Line Corridor - A Pre-Project Development (PPD) Study underway is building upon previous work and is focused on analyzing bus and rail alternatives between Forest Lake and Union Depot. The study will identify one mode and one alignment for adoption as the corridor’s Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA).
Red Rock Corridor - This transit project runs from Hastings through Saint Paul to downtown Minneapolis. A commuter rail feasibility study has been conducted and the corridor deemed feasible for future analysis. An alternatives analysis has begun on this project, and will examine commuter rail and bus way in the corridor, and will also evaluate different alignments for the corridor.
Robert Street Corridor - A feasibility study, completed in 2008, assessed transit improvements and possible routes from Union Depot in Saint Paul to Rosemount in Dakota County. Beginning in 2012, the regional rail authorities of Dakota and Ramsey counties are conducting an analysis of alternatives to determine what makes the most sense for the corridor. The Robert Street Corridor generally follows Robert Street and state Highway 52.
Northeast Diagonal Land Use/Transit Study - This land use and transit study concluded that if the communities along the corridor use moderate or intensive Smart Growth principles in the development of the 15 identified opportunity sites, a 20 to 30 percent increase in transit use could result, increasing the viability of a future transit way/bus way.
Green Line - This transit way connects Union Depot to downtown Minneapolis and the Hiawatha Light Rail Line. The line began operation on June 14, 2014.
Union Depot - Union Depot in Saint Paul was fully restored to its peak 20th century elegance with 21st century amenities in 2012. It now serves as a multimodal transportation facility where bicycles, pedestrians, Amtrak, light rail transit, and local, regional and intercity bus lines come together.
East Metro Rail Capacity Study - Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority in partnership with the Red Rock Corridor Commission commissioned the East Metro Rail Capacity Study to identify needs, constraints and potential solutions related to fully developing a regional multimodal transit hub at Union Depot in downtown Saint Paul. Executive Summary (pdf) | Final Report 9MB (pdf)
Northstar Commuter Rail - This corridor runs along Highways 10 and 47 from downtown Minneapolis to Big Lake. Commuter rail runs along the existing Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad tracks.
Cedar Avenue Bus Rapid Transit - As a main connection between southern suburbs and both downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, Cedar Avenue is one of the most traveled roads in Dakota County. In 2012, existing bus and express bus routes will be enhanced with bus rapid transit, which has the speed and reliability of light rail.