Will the Long-Discussed West 7th Streetcar Project Move Forward in St. Paul? 

A Ramsey County proposal to build a streetcar on West 7th Street in St. Paul is inching toward a milestone.

In the works since 1989, local officials convened by Ramsey County will decide later this year how to move forward with the project, dubbed the Riverview Corridor.

Some West 7th corridor users are balking at the concept, which would cost $2 billion to build. It would be in service by 2033 with a projected weekday ridership of 11,000 by 2040. It would also be at least two minutes slower than the bus route it would replace, the Route 54, which runs between Maplewood and the Mall of America via West 7th Street. As a result, planners are studying a $121 million option to convert the 54 into a rapid electric bus line instead and on Thursday will present details on the plan.

H. Jiahong Pan, MinnPost, February 27, 2024
Photo: H. Jiahong Pan

https://www.minnpost.com/metro/2024/02/will-the-long-discussed-west-7th-streetcar-project-move-forward-in-st-paul/

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