Rush Line Corridor

What is the Rush Line BRT Project?

The Rush Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project is a proposed 14-mile transit route with stops between Union Depot in Lowertown Saint Paul and downtown White Bear Lake - including five proposed stops in Maplewood.

Rush Line BRT will:

  • Run seven days a week from early in the morning to late at night
  • Arrive every 10 minutes during rush hours and every 15 minutes other times.
  • Connect people to jobs, education, healthcare and recreation destinations.
  • Provide fast and reliable transit service.
  • Have stations with amenities like shelter, light, heat, fare payment machines and real-time departure signs.
  • Support economic development.
  • Conveniently connect to METRO Green Line, METRO Gold Line, local and intercity buses and Amtrak® service at Union Depot.

Bus Rapid Transit

Bus rapid transit was selected in 2017 as a result of the Pre-Project Development Study. The preferred bus rapid transit route follows roadways and a dedicated guideway to be co-located with the Bruce Vento Regional Trail through the portion of the route that utilizes the Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority right-of-way. The current phase of work includes:

  • Environmental review
  • Preliminary engineering
  • Station area planning
  • Communication and public engagement

For more information and the latest updates please visit Metro Transit Project Site.