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.
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.
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.
Updated: February 20, 2018 06:12 PM
Created: February 20, 2018 04:07 PM
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