July 18 Newport Transit Station Public Open House


The Washington County Regional Railroad Authority will conduct an open house July 18 seeking public input on the design of a transit station in Newport.

The public open house will be 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, at Newport City Hall, 596 Seventh Ave., in Newport. There will be a short presentation at 6:30 p.m. Ice cream cones will be served.

About the Newport Transit Station

The Washington County Regional Railroad Authority, in partnership with the City of Newport, is designing a transit station that will be a launching point for future development and enhanced transit service along the Red Rock Corridor. The transit station will initially have express bus service to St. Paul with the potential for more service in the future. About a quarter of the site will be used for the transit station and the remaining acres are available for development. Potential uses include rental housing, such as senior living facilities or apartments, office, and retail.

For additional information about the project, visit www.redrockrail.org or contact Andy Gitzlaff, Washington County senior planner, at andy.gitzlaff@co.washington.mn.us or 651-430-4338. Washington County strives to make meetings accessible to all residents. Those with any special needs for the meeting may contact Colleen Reynolds at 651-430-4300.