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Forum to be held on development opportunities for East Metro BRT line

The proposed Gateway Corridor would run buses in an exclusive lane alongside I-94, between Woodbury and downtown St. Paul, with a targeted opening date of 2022.

Two national experts will speak April 14 about development possibilities along the planned Gateway Corridor bus rapid transit line, which is proposed to run between Woodbury and downtown St. Paul starting in 2022.

Organizers hope to attract business people and policy makers to the 12:30 p.m. forum at Globe University, 8147 Globe Drive, Woodbury.

The is free, but registration is required, through the St. Paul Area Chamber.

The experts, Dena Belzer and Roger Millar, will present and lead a discussion about local goals for the bus route, called the Gold Line.

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Belzer is the president of Strategic Economics, which guides local public policy decisions based on market principles and analysis.

Millar is director of Smart Growth America’s Leadership Institute and he’s worked on Portland’s Pearl District and the Roaring Fork Valley BRT system.

The proposed Gateway Corridor line would run buses along an exclusive lane on Hudson Road, along I-94, between Woodbury and St. Paul’s Union Depot, with 12 stations along the way.