Gateway Corridor EIS

Saint Paul to Woodbury, Minnesota

SRF is a key partner in the consultant team selected to complete the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Gateway Corridor from downtown Saint Paul to Woodbury. The lead agency is the Washington County Regional Railroad Authority, on behalf of the Gateway Corridor Commission. Following FTA New Starts and NEPA processes, the consultant team, Washington County, and partner agencies are working toward the key project outcome of a Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) recommendation for inclusion in the Metropolitan Council’s long-range transportation policy plan, as well as completion of the necessary Scoping, DEIS, and FEIS documents required for the project to advance under state and federal environmental requirements.

SRF is leading the stakeholder involvement effort and assisting in the preparation of the environmental analysis/documentation, visualizations, evaluation of alternatives, and engineering and design. SRF is also responsible for ridership forecasting using the Metropolitan Council’s regional travel demand model and FTA guidance to model transitway ridership. 

SRF will also prepare station area plans as part of the Gateway Corridor effort. The station area plans incorporate a visioning process, market analysis, development of land use concepts, testing the land use concepts with regard to station-specific and corridor-wide ridership, and development of recommendations and action steps.

The station area plans incorporate a visioning process, market analysis, development of land use concepts, testing the land use concepts with regard to station-specific and corridor-wide ridership, and development of recommendations and action steps.

CLIENT: Washington County Regional Railroad Authority