Ramsey County commits nearly $40M for next step in proposed bus rapid-transit line from St. Paul to White Bear Lake
5 Oct 2021
Ramsey County is rolling along with plans for a 15-mile bus rapid transit route connecting downtown St. Paul to White Bear Lake.
The Ramsey County Board on Tuesday voted to commit $39.9 million of county funding needed to help fuel a two-year development phase of the Metro Purple Line, which formerly was referred to as the Rush Line. The development phase is the third of five stages in a federal process to complete the Metro Transit line.
Ramsey County Commissioner Victoria Reinhardt called the board’s action a “momentous occasion.”
“The project, obviously, is a vital link for residents, workers and businesses in the east metro, and we have many supporters along the way from businesses to individuals to nonprofits to environmental groups,” she said.