Innovative Storm Water Management Practices for the Rush Line Bus Rapid Transit Project


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This project was completed as part of the 2018-2019 Resilient Communities Project ( partnership with Ramsey County. The Rush Line is a future bus rapid transit line that will provide all-day, high-frequency
transit service in Ramsey County between Saint Paul and White Bear Lake by way of
Maplewood, Vadnais Heights, Gem Lake, and White Bear Township. The new infrastructure that will be constructed as part of the project will have storm water impacts that will need to be mitigated. Ramsey County project lead Frank Alarcon worked with students in Amir Nadav’s SUST 4004: Sustainable Communities Capstone to explore context-appropriate storm water management techniques that could enhance the aesthetics and recreational value of the areas surrounding the Rush Line’s stations and guideway. The students’ final report is available.

Read the final student report delivered to the local gov/community partner.

Resilient Communities Project Contact Info

University Faculty Contact
Amir Nadav
Sustainability Studies

Local Government / Community Contact
Frank Alarcon
Public Health Department
Transit Planning Specialist
(651) 266-2795

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