St. Paul Union Depot

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Buses, trains, bridges, highways: ‘It’s all about connecting people’

But are low-income people and people of color connecting with planners?  
By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer


The Metropolitan Council and Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) throughout the month of December have held town hall meetings around the Twin Cities metro area. “We know that jobs, businesses and our quality of life are going to depend upon this interconnected [transit] system,” proclaimed MnDOT Commissioner Charlie Zelle at the December 10 meeting at St. Paul Union Depot. “It’s not just LRT (light rail transit) or fast lane or a county road. Continue Reading →

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Calling all Red Caps!

Rondo Days Festival searching for former Red Caps and families
The opening event of the 30th annual Rondo Days Festival will be a reception to honor the Red Caps, the station porters who welcomed and served travelers and the railroad industry at the St. Paul Union Depot for more than 78 years. As part of the renovation of this historic train station, the Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority (RCRRA) is commemorating these men by establishing the Red Cap Room on the depot’s second floor. All former Red Caps, their families and friends are invited to attend the dedication ceremonies at the Union Depot on Friday, July 12 at 4 pm. Over the course of their long relationship with the Depot, the Red Caps brought a sense of professionalism, commitment and dedication to those traveling the railroads, which enhanced the reputation the Depot enjoyed. Continue Reading →

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