What are the Gold Line ridership projections?

The Gold Line ridership has been evaluated with a number of different ridership models over the past several years. According to Gold Line Project Director Christine Beckwith, "The federal "STOPS" model projects between 6000 and 6500 rides per day. When Gold Line begins operating, it is projected to be one of the region's top ten busiest bus routes."

Based on the FTA STOPS model, the following estimates have been provided by the Gold Line Project Office on riders per station:

  • Tamarack Station: Under 100 trips per day
  • Woodbury Theatre Station: Approximately 200-350 trips per day
  • Woodbury 494 Station: Approximately 750-800 trips per day

Riders per station

Jobs adjacent to the stations (data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies, 2016):

  • Tamarack Station on Bielenberg: 3,910
  • Woodbury Theater and I-494 Park and Ride: 4,282

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1. What is the Gold Line?
2. When is the Gold Line anticipated to be operational?
3. Why does the City support the Gold Line?
4. What is the City's role?
5. How does the 2040 Comprehensive Plan provide guidance and support for the Gold Line?
6. I've been reading about development along the Gold Line corridor. How will existing businesses, like the Woodbury 10 Theatre, be impacted by the project?
7. Why is the Gold Line project moving forward when transit ridership Is down due to the pandemic?
8. How has information been shared with the public regarding the Gold Line Project?
9. How much will the Gold Line cost and what are the City costs associated with the project?
10. What are the Gold Line ridership projections?
11. What is a 'dedicated guideway'?
12. How frequently will the buses run?
13. Why was the express bus service suspended?
14. What is the Economic Development impact?
15. What about the safety of the Gold Line?
16. Who do I contact for more information about the Gold Line?
17. I would like more information on Gold Line Project from Metro Gold Line website