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  • Park and ride lot downtown gets go-ahead

    With the council’s approval Tuesday evening, the Hastings Economic Development and Redevelopment Authority is moving forward with two final agreements that will allow the construction of a new park and ride lot in downtown Hastings. The lot will be in the vacant gravel lot just south of Second Street and east of Tyler Street, but

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  • Plans for depot area materialize: Public meeting planned for

    Hastings residents got a chance to see the concept plans for a commuter rail station here in the city. Next week, they’ll have another chance. The Red Rock Corridor Commission will hold its second open house Tuesday, Jan. 11, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Hastings City Hall. The commission will present updated concept

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  • Hastings awaits bus link to Twin Cities

    The city has a $600,000 state grant to build a park-and-ride lot downtown that officials hope will become a stop for transit service. Hastings has accepted a state grant to pave a parking lot near downtown with hopes the 100-spot lot will become a stop for a pilot bus service into the Twin Cities. If

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  • Red Rock transit plans made public

    The Red Rock Corridor Commission plans four public open houses this month to release updated plans for the proposed transit stations in Cottage Grove, Newport, St. Paul and Hastings. The commission revised the planned Red Rock transit stop designs following public feedback in August. After the upcoming meetings are complete and further design changes are

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  • Metro area is in line for color-coded transit

    For now, call it Cedar Avenue bus rapid transit. But someday it may be the Red Line or the Blue Line or the Green Line — pick a color. Following the example of cities around the country, the Metropolitan Council is hatching a plan to better brand transit in the metro area. Read mor

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  • Broader transit options finally moving toward east metro

    When it comes to 21st century transit improvements, the Twin Cities’ eastern suburbs have a right to feel ignored and disrespected. The metro area’s first three light rail lines – one in operation, one under construction and one angling to start preliminary engineering soon – will go no farther east than downtown St. Paul. Our

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  • Public this week gets peek at commuter rail plans

    The public will get its first peek this week at evolving site plans for south Washington County’s stops along the proposed Red Rock commuter rail line at public open houses on the planning process in Cottage Grove and Newport. Stations at four sites between Hastings and St. Paul are expected to usher in economic growth

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  • 4 open houses this week preview Red Rock commuter rail line

    Four stations are planned for the 30-mile Red Rock commuter rail line from Hastings to St. Paul and Minneapolis, and beginning tonight, the public will have a chance to learn more about those plans in a series of four open houses. The stations are tentatively slated for downtown Hastings, one of two potential sites in

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  • Three spots filled on Red Rock commission

    Three members-one from St. Paul-have been added to the citizens commission that advises regional rail authorities on the development of the Red Rock Corridor, a proposed commuter rail line that would run from Hasting to Minneapolis. The new Citizens Advisory Committee members include: Jeffrey Holtz, of St. Paul, a teacher at the Higher Ground Academy

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  • Growth to sprout with Hastings-Twin Cities rail line

    When the Red Rock commuter train begins rolling between Hastings and the Twin Cities by the end of the decade, a surge in economic development will be going along for the ride. At four planned stops — Hastings, Cottage Grove, Newport and in southeastern St. Paul near Battle Creek Park — train stations are expected

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