Though the Central Corridor looks like a done deal, many people, especially in St. Paul, remain convinced that it is the wrong solution for transit. St. Paul E-Democracy forum hosts a lively discussion, including judgments ranging from “pretty sound” to “shame!” Among the comments:
“The current routing is slow, eliminates the ability
of the people in the neighborhood to use transit on University Avenue, eliminates parking and will create horrendous traffic jams at key intersections that are already overburdened.”
“But one of the most fundamental questions going forward that everyone should be asking is what can we do to make sure the benefits of this investment are realized by the many diverse people often of very modest means who have called the area along Central Corridor home. There are so many potential ways to make sure those benefits are shared widely as we re-imagine the Central Corridor. But making sure the benefits are shared fairly will take creativity, collaboration, and persistence. And in those efforts, we all have a role we can play, if we wish to take it.”
With recent changes in the Central Corridor route and plans, a new public comment period has opened.
Three public hearings in August —
• Monday, August 4, Noon (12:00 p.m.), Wilder Foundation, 451 Lexington Parkway N., St. Paul.
An open house will precede the hearing from 11:30 a.m. to noon
• Thursday, August 7, 6:00 p.m., Brian Coyle Center, 420 15th Avenue S., Minneapolis. An open
house will precede the hearing from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
• Saturday, August 9, 2:00 p.m., Goodwill Easter Seals, 553 Fairview Avenue N., St. Paul. An
open house will precede the hearing from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
• Calling the Central Corridor LRT Project Office and leaving a message on the comment line at
• Emailing comments to Kathryn O’Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org or
• Mailing comments to:
Central Corridor LRT Project Office
540 Fairview Avenue N., Ste. 200
St. Paul, MN 55104