Robert Street is recognized as a regional transitway by the Metropolitan Council.
In 2015, the Dakota and Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authorities studied the needs in the area and identified a transit project that could address them. The study considered improvements in the areas between downtown St. Paul and Rosemount, including West St. Paul, South St. Paul, Eagan, Mendota Heights and Inver Grove Heights.
In March 2021, Metro Transit designated the Robert Street Corridor as part of the Metro G Line, a planned bus rapid transit service between West St. Paul and Little Canada, operating primarily on Robert Street and Rice Street.
Planning and design for Metro G Line service will continue through 2025. Construction is expected in 2026 and 2027.
To find out more about the Metro G Line project, go to the Metro Transit website.