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Community meetings planned for Riverview Corridor transit options between downtown St. Paul and MSP

The Riverview Corridor plans will be explained, and public input sought, at the Oct. 29 and Nov. 6 meetings in St. Paul.

The Riverview Corridor — a transit plan that would connect downtown St. Paul and MSP airport — will be discussed at two public meetings sponsored by the Ramsey County Regional Rail Authority.

The route — about 12 miles long running along W. 7th Street — and has been the drawing board for decades; it was making progress until 2002, when it was derailed by the Legislature.

But the Ramsey County officials have renewed interest, and are conducting a $1.45 million study of the options, which could include buses, light rail or streetcars. Supporters say the project will connect neighborhoods, historic districts, businesses and commercial districts.The meetings are:

  • Oct. 29, 4 to 6 p.m. , Union Depot, 214 4th St. E., St. Paul
  • Nov. 6, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Nova Classical Academy, 1455 Victoria Way, St. Paul.

Ramsey County Commissioner and Riverview Corridor Policy Advisory Committee Chair Rafael Ortega, said:

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“This is a great way for people to learn more about the planning process and to share their thoughts and ideas about how to make it easier for people to move through this important part of our community.”