Purple Line Corridor

Public Engagement Workshop

  • February 1st   Met Council presentation (Video on Demand)
  • February 15th  No Rush Line Coalition presentation
  • February 22nd   Business community comment session
  • February 28th   Resident and non-affiliated comment session. 
  • March 8th   City Council Review options, discuss recommendations.

All workshops will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 

at Maplewood City Hall Council Chambers. 


Or watch on Ch16 or vod.maplewoodmn.gov


Tell us how to improve transit in Maplewood via the survey or shoot us an email with concerns and questions about the project.

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What is the Purple Line BRT Project?

The Purple Line is a proposed 14-mile Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line that would run from Union Depot serving the communities of Saint Paul, Maplewood, Vadnais Heights, Gem Lake, and possibly part of White Bear Lake

Purple 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.