Saturday, January 8, 2011

Red Rock Corridor station area open house meetings

Red Rock Corridor officials are slowly moving along with their project. Plans are being finalized on how to extend bus service southeast to Hastings, and the buses should be operating by the end of 2011.

Another round of open houses are planned this week for commuter rail station areas in Newport, Hastings, Cottage Grove, and Saint Paul. The only Saint Paul station they're talking about (aside from the Saint Paul Union Depot, which is on its own path) is the one sited at the intersection of Lower Afton Road and U.S. Highway 10. I attended a previous meeting about the Lower Afton station, and was frustrated that the decision on where to route trains between St. Paul and Minneapolis was still years away, and the plans for station locations in between weren't going to be discussed for a long time either. Still, I hope the meetings will be useful for people who do live in current planned station areas.
Newport City Hall
596 7th Ave.
Newport, MN 55055
January 10, 2011
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Hastings City Hall
101 4th St. E
Hastings, MN 55033
January 11, 2011
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Cottage Grove City Hall
7516 80th St. S.
Cottage Grove, MN 55016
January 12, 2011
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Battle Creek Community Center
75 Winthrop St. S.
Saint Paul, MN 55119
January 13, 2011
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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