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  • Red Rock adds 3 citizen advisers

    The Red Rock Corridor Commission recently added three members to its Citizens Advisory Committee, which is participating in transit station planning and development efforts for the proposed commuter rail line between St. Paul and Hastings. The new members are: Jeffrey Holtz (St. Paul), a teacher at a charter school in St. Paul. Holtz previously lived


  • Two with local ties join Red Rock Corridor committee

    Two people with south Washington County ties have joined the Red Rock Corridor Commission Citizens Advisory Committee. Emily White, a 42-year Newport resident and Jeffrey Holtz, a St. Paul teacher who previously lived in Cottage Grove for 25 years are the committee’s newest members, according to a press release.Read mor


  • It is time for train talk

    The Red Rock Corridor Commission is about to open its doors to public comment regarding proposed commuter rail stations in Hastings, Cottage Grove, Newport and St. Paul. Although construction on the line isn’t likely to begin before 2016, and service isn’t projected to begin before 2019, the commission is working to gather public input on


  • Rail authority seeks grants for Red Rock, Rush Line corridors

    The Washington County Regional Railroad Authority – which is composed of the Washington County Board of Commissioners – agreed July 20 to submit two grant applications for planning the Red Rock and Rush Line transit corridors, both of which run through portions of Washington County. The proposed Red Rock Corridor rail route goes from Hastings


  • A new, wider Wakota Bridge opens in early July

    When Lyle Jacoby joined the Wakota Bridge Coalition, he envisioned driving his restored 1929 Ford Model A over a new river crossing. That was 20 years ago. ‘We’re almost there,’ Jacoby, 76, of Inver Grove Heights said while standing on the bridge during a Minnesota Department of Transportation tour this month. The two-span bridge, which