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Red Rock bus rapid transit to be discussed at open houses

The public is invited to attend two local open houses to learn more about the proposed Red Rock bus rapid transit line.

The open houses are July 18 at Park Grove Library, 7900 Hemingway Ave. S, Cottage Grove, and July 19 at St. Paul Park City Hall, 600 Portland Ave, St Paul Park. Both run 5 to 7 p.m. Washington County transit planners will be on hand to answer questions.

The county is working with cities along the express bus route, which will originate in Hastings and travel roundtrip through south Washington County to Union Depot in St. Paul. They are seeking public input on "small area plans" for three proposed bus stations along the Red Rock Corridor, at 80th Street and Jamaica Avenue in Cottage Grove and in St. Paul Park. The open houses are part of a plan to determine the best strategies for land use, economic development, and redevelopment opportunities.

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William Loeffler is a playwright and journalist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He worked 15 years writing features for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He has also written travel stories based on his trips to all seven continents. He and his wife, Michelle, ran the Boston Marathon in 2009. 

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