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Bus Rapid Transit (2nd Street SW Link)

Link is a proposed 2.6-mile bus rapid transit (BRT) along 2nd Street SW that will connect downtown Rochester, the Mayo Civic Center, Mayo Clinic campuses, and the Rochester-Olmsted Government Center.

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This project is in Plan Phase

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Collaborators, Project Type, Impacts, Related Projects

 


Collaborators 

Lead Organization: City of Rochester and DMC EDA

Contact: DMC Communications ; Email: erinobrien@dmceda.org ; Phone: TBD

Known/Likely Collaborators: City of Rochester, MN ; Community Development Department (Formerly Rochester-Olmsted Planning Department) ; DMC EDA ; SRF Consulting

Potential Collaborators:


Related Projects

DMC Transportation: Parking ; Destination Medical Center (DMC) ; Rochester, MN Transit Development Plan Update ; SE Mn Transportation Projects Information Portal ; The Rochester - Twin Cities Rail Corridor (Zip Rail) ; Transportation: ROCOG Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)


Impacts 

Major Impact:  Mobility

PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Transportation

Level 2: Transportation, Heart of the City, Discovery Square, UMR and Recreation, Central Station, Waterfront, St Marys Place

DMC Impacts:

Livable City, Hotel & Hospitality, Arts & Culture, Health & Wellness, Heart of the City, Discovery Square, UMR and Recreation, Central Station, Waterfront, St Marys Place

Community Health Impacts:

Financial Stress/Homelessness, Social Determinants


Type of Project

Planning  

 

 

Detailed Description

Why is Link necessary?

 

The 2nd Street SW corridor is one of the most heavily-used corridors in the City of Rochester, carrying more than 21,800 vehicles and 13,000 transit riders each day. The corridor is already near capacity, and congestion causes significant delays for transit users, drivers, and others traveling through the area. Link Rapid Transit will:

  • Expand transportation options.
  • Reduce the need for expensive parking.
  • Alleviate future congestion.
  • Prepare for downtown growth and support sustainable development.
  • Improve quality of life for residents, employees, and visitors.

 

Downtown is expected to grow dramatically in the coming years.  Link will help people take more trips downtown by riding transit, biking, walking, and carpooling.

 

 

BRT was selected in 2019 as a result of the Alternatives Evaluation. The preferred route follows 2nd Street SW from the Mayo West Lot to downtown Rochester and will primarily operate in dedicated bus lanes. The current phase of work includes:

  • Environmental review.
  • Preliminary engineering.
  • Communication and public engagement.

 


Pinned Reports on: Bus Rapid Transit (2nd Street SW Link)


Mobility Updates (December 08, 2023)

October 23, 2023 City Council Study Session 

May 2022; February 2022 and November 2021 Rapid Transit Updates and Upcoming milestones presented to DMCC. 

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DMC Transportation Plan - Circular (November 20, 2020)

DMCC Board Voted in favor of staff recommendations 2019

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Rochester City Transit Development Seeking Co-designers (September 08, 2020)

Co-designers will be Rochester residents with strong connections to their communities and local knowledge of their neighborhood and the Rapid Transit Project area. 

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Mobility Related Event(s) => LINK


Reports on: Bus Rapid Transit (2nd Street SW Link)


Mobility Updates (December 08, 2023)

October 23, 2023 City Council Study Session 

May 2022; February 2022 and November 2021 Rapid Transit Updates and Upcoming milestones presented to DMCC. 

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SRF Consulting - Rochester Rapid Transit (September 08, 2021)
To achieve maximum results, the project team took a unique “co-design” approach to gather the input needed for shaping the Rochester Rapid Transit Project to reflect the community’s values. 

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DMC Transportation Plan - Circular (November 20, 2020)

DMCC Board Voted in favor of staff recommendations 2019

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DMC Mobility Presentations (October 30, 2020)

October 2020 Series of DMC Webinars - 5 Year Updates

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Rochester City Transit Development Seeking Co-designers (September 08, 2020)

Co-designers will be Rochester residents with strong connections to their communities and local knowledge of their neighborhood and the Rapid Transit Project area. 

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Plans for a pair of transit villages connected by a dedicated route are being scaled back. (May 18, 2020)

"The council opted to move forward with a modified plan for a single village at Mayo Clinic’s west parking lot along Second Street Southwest and a transit system traveling east and west with a loop around the city-county Government Center."

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DMC Transportation Plan Status (November 06, 2018)

Status reports and documentations presented to DMCC.

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SRF Status Reports on DMC Transportation and questions about MWO supply chain (June 24, 2016)
A number of DMC Transportation RFP questions were brought up by Susan Park Rani, DMC board member.

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DMCC Board raised concern about lack of transporation planning progress (May 29, 2016)

Frustration was raised about the lack of transportation stake-in-the-ground at the May 26, 2016 DMC Board meeting. In project management 101 parlance, there is a lack of a work-break-down-structure of the overall DMC development plan.

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Transportation: DMC Transportation Framework (August 27, 2015)

DMCC has approved a funding $500,000 per year to contract a transit planner to spearhead transit studies

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Other Community News and Reports having impacts on:

Transportation  
December 13, 2023: 2H 2023 Destination Medical Center (DMC) Meeting Informaiton

November DMCC Meeting Info 

September DMCC Meeting Info

May DMCC Meeting Info 

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October 01, 2023: Destination Medical Center 3Q 2023 Reports
1. September 2023 DMCC Board Meeting:

2. Meeting Package,

3. Meeting Slides,

4. Video Recording 

5. Breakouts

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September 14, 2023: We Bike Rochester Programs
Two programs: Bicycle Benefits discount program; Bicycle Benefits discount program.   

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July 15, 2023: Developing Age-Friendly Olmsted County (AFOC) Plan
1. July 2023 Updates; 2. Feb. 2023 Updates; 3. April 2022 AFOC Action Plan Draft

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March 23, 2023: 1Q 2023 Destination Medical Center (DMC) Reports

March 2023 Executive Committee Meeting;

Feb 9 2023 DMCC Board Meeting and City, County, DMC Collaborative Session

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November 12, 2022: Destination Medical Center (DMC)
November 2022 DMCC Board Meeting: notable topics: Experience Metrics,  Soldier Fields, Equitable development, Discovery square, Heart of the City

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November 11, 2022: Destination Medical Center (DMC)
November 2022 DMCC Meeting: Featuring Equity Development 

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October 01, 2022: West Transit Village
September DMCC Board Status: NTH to run a developer selection process with Mayo

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September 13, 2022: DMC Information
July 2022 Destination Medical Center Information Sheet.  

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September 07, 2022: Transportation: ROCOG Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)
The Rochester-Olmsted Council of Governments (ROCOG) has released a draft of the 2023-2026 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), for a 30-day public comment period. 

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August 17, 2022: RAISE AWARD AMOUNT: $19,900,000
The City of Rochester has been awarded a $19.9 million dollar United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Grant.

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June 24, 2022: 2022 Rochester, MN Transit Development Plan Updating
May 5 2022 virtual open house: Presentation and Video Recording

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Last modified by allnode on 2023/10/02
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