Riverview Corridor Modern Streetcar Line Moves Toward Final Decision

February 20, 2018 06:12 PM

A proposed modern streetcar line along St. Paul's Riverview Corridor is moving toward a final decision.

Ramsey County held a public hearing Tuesday morning on the line that would link downtown St. Paul, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and the Mall of America.

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RELATED: Light Rail Out, Streetcars In as Planners Narrow Riverview Corridor Options to 6

The city of Bloomington and the Metropolitan Airports Commission have approved the Riverview Corridor streetcar line.

Hennepin and Ramsey counties, along with the city of St. Paul, still need to vote on the plan. 

"I think we need to do to be competitive to keep St. Paul and the east metro area strong and to keep the state strong," Ramsey County Commissioner Rafael Ortega said. 

RELATED: Public Transit Plans Narrowed Between Downtown St. Paul and Airport

The corridor would directly serve a number of St. Paul neighborhoods and connect to Metro Transit's Green and Blue light rail lines. The nearly 12-mile route would cost around $1.2 billion.

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