Transit analysis topic of corridor workshop

Red Rock Cor. logoST. PAUL PARK — The public is invited to a public workshop at 6 p.m. March 19, at St. Paul Park City Hall to learn about and offer their comments on transit options being considered in the Red Rock Corridor.

City Hall is at 600 Portland Ave. in St. Paul Park.

Many changes have taken place in the Red Rock Corridor since the initial 2007 Alternatives Analysis study. An effort to update that project with recent land use, census and ridership data and recent transit implementation experience is ongoing. Commuter rail, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and express bus service are being re-evaluated for potential short- and long-term implementation in the corridor.

Public participation at this workshop will help identify characteristics for future service. Activities will include a brief presentation of project history and an overview of alternatives under consideration. A facilitated, interactive conversation about transit service along the corridor will be used to provide guidance to the project team.

The Red Rock Corridor runs from Red Wing through Hastings, Cottage Grove, Newport and Lower Afton before connecting to St. Paul’s Union Depot Station and on to downtown Minneapolis. Improved public transit options will enhance mobility for residents and businesses along the corridor.

Light snacks and refreshments will be available.

For those who cannot attend the public meeting but who would like to have input about the corridor recorded may fill out the short survey at http://RedRockAAU-1.questionpro.com.

More information about this project is available at www.redrockcorridor.org.

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