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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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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