Metro Transit and project partners celebrated the start of construction on the METRO Gold Line, which will become the first bus rapid transit service in Minnesota to primarily use bus lanes.
When construction is finished, Gold Line buses will run along a 10-mile corridor generally north and near Interstate 94, serving stops in Saint Paul, Maplewood, Landfall, Oakdale, and Woodbury. Service is scheduled to begin in 2025.
“With all-day service in both directions, the Gold Line will become a convenient, reliable and sustainable transportation option for people traveling along the Interstate 94 corridor,” Met Council Chair Charlie Zelle said.
Like other BRT lines, the Gold Line will feature enhanced stations with heat, light, and real-time signs, and specialized buses that allow for all-door boarding. Approximately 70% of the Gold Line route will use bus lanes.
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