SW LRT Updates

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.

A menu of cuts proposed for SWLRT’s budget diet
May 20, 2015

Metropolitan Council staff on Tuesday released a mix-and-match menu of options for cutting at least $341 million from the cost of the Southwest Light Rail Transit project.

Met Council seeks to slash price of $2-billion light rail project
May 06, 2015

The Southwest Light Rail Transit project’s charge toward $2 billion has local policymakers twirling their budget lassos.

Will the Southwest LRT trains ever arrive?
May 04, 2015

The team working on the beleaguered Southwest Light Rail Transit project is facing challenging decisions as it confronts a ballooning budget nearing $2 billion.

Price tag of Southwest LRT nears $2 billion
Apr 27, 2015

The Metropolitan Council announced Monday that the cost of the Southwest LRT Project is now nearly $2 billion thanks to recent test results and project delays.

Met Council hosting open houses on Southwest LRT stations
Mar 20, 2015

The Metropolitan Council is hosting open houses April 2 and April 8 at Dunwoody College of Technology, 818 Dunwoody Blvd., to give people a chance to share thoughts on proposed designs for the Minneapolis Southwest LRT stations

Divided Park Board passes SWLRT agreement
Mar 05, 2015

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board narrowly passed a tentative agreement with Metropolitan Council Wednesday that includes dropping a tunnel option in favor of a bridge over the Kenilworth Channel for the Southwest Light Rail Transit Project.

Met Council, Park Board reach agreement on SWLRT
Feb 27, 2015

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and Metropolitan Council announced a tentative agreement Friday regarding the Southwest Light Rail Transit line's crossing of Kenilworth Channel.

Neighbors of light rail project want a plan for damage claims
Jan 16, 2015

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.

Park Board goes deeper into light rail tunnel study
Jan 07, 2015

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.

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