Payne-Phalen Transit Resources (updated February 2016)
Metro Transit Bus Routes across Payne-Phalen
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Metro Transit Service Improvement Plan (SIP)
Arterial Bus Rapid Transit (aBRT):
The Rush Line Corridor is a potential transit line (BRT, LRT, Streetcar, DMU) between the northern suburbs (Forest Lake) and the Union Depot in downtown St. Paul. The Local Preferred Alignment for this Corridor is currently being studied. The original Right-Of-Way for the Corridor has by default been the Bruce Vento Regional Trail. Community and regional studies are currently underway and the public is encouraged to give input.
The Payne-Phalen District Five Planning Council Board issued a letter stating a clear position of opposition to any alignment that goes through Swede Hollow or impacts this natural, historical and cultural asset. Read the District Five Position on Rush Line -2015 letter sent to policy-makers.
Update November 2016: Many route and vehicle options have been evaluated over the last few months. Community members are invited to participate in one or more of the upcoming open houses and learn the latest developments in the Rush Line Corridor Transit Study. Learn about the proposed narrowed-down route and vehicle options and their benefits and impacts. View physical and digital models to help visualize transit improvements in the Rush Line Corridor. Talk with project staff to ask questions and provide feedback.
Neighborhood Open Houses:
November 29, 2016 | 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. (open house format; no presentation)
Lake Phalen Community Church, 1717 English Street, Saint Paul
Open to all, but focused on residents and businesses along County/Rail right-of-way/Bruce Vento Trail.
November 30, 2016 | 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. (open house format; no presentation)
White Dragon Hall, 1600 White Bear Avenue, Saint Paul
Open to all, but focused on residents and businesses along Maryland Ave and White Bear Ave.
See flyer rl-combinedmeetingflyer_final for Community-Wide Open House dates and locations.
Payne Ave up to Maryland following the 64 bus route is one route under consideration.