KENWOOD — Two Minneapolis neighborhoods along the proposed Southwest Light Rail Transit route want the Metropolitan Council to take responsibility if homes are damaged during construction of the nearly $1.7-billion transit project.
SW LRT Updates
Under pressure to step out of the way, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board instead pushed ahead with its independent study of tunneling options for the Southwest Light Rail Transit line in January.
The Minneapolis Park Board passed a resolution Nov.19 to move forward with a study on an alternative option for the Southwest Light Rail Transit Project.
A Minneapolis citizens’ group suing to halt work on the $1.65-billion Southwest Light Rail Transit line until an environmental review is complete on Monday asked a federal judge to forgo a trial and rule on the case immediately.
A divided Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board voted Oct. 1 to spend up to $500,000 studying a tunnel beneath the Kenilworth Channel to carry light rail trains.
A second legal challenge to the Southwest Light Rail Transit project could come from the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.
A Minneapolis citizens group filed suit in federal court Monday aiming to halt work on the $1.65-billion Southwest Light Rail Transit project until an environmental impact study is completed.
The Minneapolis City Council voted 10–3 Friday to grant municipal consent for the $1.65-billion Southwest Light Rail Transit project, becoming the last of five cities on the 16-mile route to give trains the green light.
A citizen’s group opposed to the current design for the Southwest Light Rail Transit project released a report Thursday that highlights their concerns over safety and potential environmental impact, as well as their skepticism about promises of transit equity.
A divided Transit and Public Works Committee voted Wednesday to grant municipal consent for Southwest Light Rail Transit two days before the $1.65-billion project heads to the full Minneapolis City Council for a vote.