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  • Ramsey County hosting open house on East Metro Rail Capacity Study

    Members of the public are invited to an open house to learn more about the recommendations contained in the draft study and to provide input on them Ramsey County Regional Rail Authority (RCRRA), in cooperation with the Red Rock Corridor Commission, has commissioned an East Metro Rail Capacity Study to identify impacts and recommend solutions to freight

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  • Ready to Roll in Red Rock Corridor

    Newport to build transit station next year Commuter rail or bus rapid transit may not be coming to St. Paul’s southern suburbs anytime soon, but that isn’t stopping communities along the future Red Rock Corridor from preparing for just such a reality. The latest sign of preparations for a transit-oriented future comes in Newport, where an open

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  • Public can offer input on Newport transit station

    County transit planners will hold an open house at Newport City Hall to seek public input on design of the transit station that is scheduled to begin service to commuters headed to St. Paul next fall. The public open house is scheduled to run from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, at 596 Seventh Ave. in

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  • Newport, Washington County agree on Red Rock redevelopment

    The city of Newport and Washington County housing officials have finalized an agreement to have the county lead the way on a sweeping redevelopment plan to transform an industrial area of the city into a bustling, transit-oriented,new-look neighborhood The Washington County Housing and Redevelopment Authority will be the driving force behind attracting developers to remake

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  • Newport: Public input sought on transit station design

    Washington County officials want the public’s input on the design of the planned Newport transit station. An open house will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. July 18 at Newport City Hall, 596 Seventh Ave. There will be a short presentation at 6:30 p.m. Attendees will be treated to ice cream cones. The transit

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  • Newport transit station on display

    The express-bus transit building will provide green features and will open the door to redevelopment, officials say. Late next summer a transit station will open in Newport as one stop on the proposed 30-mile Red Rock Corridor connecting the southeastern suburbs to St. Paul and Minneapolis. An open house will be held Wednesday on the

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  • Newport transit station plans move forward

    Plans for a transit-oriented development in Newport have taken a baby step forward. Posted: 11/27/2012 12:01:00 AM CST Updated: 11/27/2012 11:15:14 PM CST Washington County commissioners voted Tuesday, Nov. 27, to approve a proposed development area and to deem parts of the former Knox Lumber site structurally substandard. The votes were required before the property

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  • Refreshing the Red Rock arithmetic

    Could commuters in the southeastern metro be served just as well by a bus rapid transit system as commuter rail? That’s the question the Red Rock Corridor Commission is hoping to answer as they set out to update a 5-year-old study of a 30-mile transitway that would include stops in St. Paul, Newport, Cottage Grove

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  • Washington County to Use Federal Money on Red Rock Corridor Study

    The Washington County Regional Rail Authority will be using federal money to study the Red Rock transitway corridor. The authority approved the agreement with the Metropolitan Council at Tuesday’s meeting. The money will be used to update the 2007 Alternatives Analysis, which will advance the development of the corridor. The corridor is a proposed 30-mile

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  • Downtown parking lot plans approved

    The City of Hastings has approved plans for a new park and ride lot in downtown Hastings. The lot, to be constructed on the southern two thirds of the vacant lot between East Second and East Third streets and east of Tyler Street, is the first visible step towards establishing a transit rail station here

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