Interchange project secures $10 million in federal funding

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December 5, 2011 // UPDATED 11:57 am - December 15, 2011
By: Sarah McKenzie
Sarah McKenzie

The Interchange project at Target Field has received $10 million in construction funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), according to a news release from U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken.

The Interchange plan calls for a new passenger platform, storage, staging tracks and a new public plaza at the Target Field rail station. The project, once completed, would be the largest transit hub in the metro area. It would link the Northstar Corridor, Hiawatha light rail and other proposed rail lines — the Central Corridor, Southwest Corridor and Northern Lights express.

"The Target Field Interchange is critical to connecting current and future rail lines and strengthening our state's transportation network," Klobuchar said in the news release. "Investing in a 21st century transportation system will help attract businesses and boost Minnesota's economy."