SW LRT Updates

Southwest light rail protest to highlight loss of trees
Oct 27, 2015

KENWOOD — A protest planned for Nov. 7 aims to draw attention to the hundreds of trees that will be lost during Southwest Light Rail Transit construction in Minneapolis’ Kenilworth Corridor.

Council approves Southwest Light Rail Transit design
Sep 25, 2015

The Minneapolis City Council voted Friday to approve the pared-back design for the $1.7-billion Southwest Light Rail Transit project.

Freight rail safety overshadows committee's light rail vote
Sep 15, 2015

Freight rail safety concerns overshadowed a City Council committee hearing Tuesday on the Southwest Light Rail Transit Project.

A look down the tracks for SWLRT
Sep 02, 2015

The Southwest Light Rail Transit project’s federal funding application is still under review in Washington D.C., but in St. Louis Park on Wednesday local leaders were looking way beyond that key decision point.

Judge denies quick ruling in SWLRT lawsuit
Aug 05, 2015

While expressing concern that the Southwest Light Rail Transit Project’s momentum could make an ongoing environmental review essentially “meaningless,” a federal judge on Tuesday denied a motion for a quick ruling in one of the lawsuits against the Metropolitan Council over project.

Met Council approves slimmed-down SWLRT project
Jul 08, 2015

The Metropolitan Council on Wednesday afternoon voted to approve a Southwest Light Rail Transit project slimmed down in both budget and scope.

Cities agree to $250 million in Southwest light rail cuts
Jul 01, 2015

Members of a key Southwest Light Rail Transit project committee agreed Wednesday to a package of cuts that will shave more than $250 million off its nearly $2-billion price tag.

Concerns about hazardous materials in light rail corridor raised
Jun 19, 2015

LOWRY HILL ­— Neighbors of the Kenilworth Corridor aired concerns about tanker trains hauling hazardous material alongside the Southwest Light Rail line both during and after construction at a public hearing at Dunwoody College of Technology Thursday evening.

Cities home in on light rail cuts
Jun 04, 2015

The five cities along the proposed Southwest Light Rail Transit line began to home in Wednesday on the cuts it will take to reduce the project’s budget by roughly $341 million.

Long-awaited report on light rail impacts released
May 21, 2015

The Federal Transit Administration released a long-awaited report on the potential environmental impacts of the Southwest Light Rail Transit project Thursday morning.