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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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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