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Central Corridor - This transit way connects downtown St. Paul's Union Depot to downtown Minneapolis and the Hiawatha Light Rail Line. Construction is underway by the Metropolitan Council.
Union Depot - The Union Depot in St. Paul is being restored as a multi-modal facility where Amtrak, high-speed rail, commuter rail, light rail transit, and local and regional bus lines will come together.
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. In 2010, the Commission launched an 18-month Alternatives Analysis Study to determine the best mode and route of new transit in the corridor. The study is expected to be completed by spring 2012.
Rush Line Corridor - A transit study has been completed identifying interim (within 5 years) and longer term transit improvements for this 80-mile corridor that extends from downtown St. Paul to Hinckley. An alternatives analysis study of the transit corridor will begin in early 2007 and take about 18 months to complete.
Red Rock Corridor - This transit project runs from Hastings through St. 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 St. Paul's Union Depot 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.
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.