"National averages demonstrate that public transportation produces significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions per passenger mile than private vehicles. Heavy rail transit such as subways and metros produce on average 76% lower greenhouse gas emissions per passenger mile than an average single-occupancy vehicle (SOV)." - Federal Transit Administration
Washington County, in collaboration with Ramsey County, Hennepin County, Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), and the Metropolitan Council, is studying the potential for transit improvements in the Highway 36 corridor, which extends about 27 miles between Stillwater, Oak Park Heights, Bayport area and downtown Minneapolis. Previous transit and highway studies have consistently shown that Highway 36 is a critical connection between Washington County and other parts of the Twin Cities region.