Transportation - Ramsey County 2040

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Key themes

Roads and highways

  • Implement the county’s “All Abilities Transportation Network” Policy.
  • Transportation and land use planning should be linked to ensure development designs that are favorable to transit ridership.
  • Collaborate with municipalities on service delivery, right of way and access management issues.
  • Planned capacity expansion of I-94, I-35W and Highway 36 by MnDOT.
  • Reclassify Lexington Parkway to a Class A Minor Arterial and extend road to Shepard Road in partnership with the City of Saint Paul.

Transit, biking and walking

  • Riverview Corridor, a modern streetcar line between Mall of America, the Airport and Downtown Saint Paul, will be in operation.
  • Rush Line, a bus rapid transit line between Downtown Saint Paul and White Bear Lake, will be in operation.
  • Gold Line, a bus rapid transit line between Downtown Saint Paul and Woodbury, will be in operation.
  • The B Line, an arterial rapid bus line, between Saint Paul’s Midway and Minneapolis’ Uptown neighborhoods will be in operation.
  • Encourage additional service at the Union Depot, including a second daily Amtrak trip to Chicago.
  • Prioritize multi-modal transportation, including bicycling and walking.
  • Trails will be coordinated at municipal, local, regional and state levels in order to form a comprehensive, All-Abilities system.