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.
SW LRT Updates
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.
The Southwest Light Rail Transit project inched closer to a final Minneapolis City Council vote Tuesday, even as yet another round of public testimony showed deep divisions remain over the $1.6-billion project.
People have a chance to comment about the Southwest Light Rail Transit project at public hearings planned for Wednesday, Aug. 13 and Tuesday, Aug. 19.
With the announcement of a tentative agreement between Metropolitan Council and Minneapolis on Southwest Light Rail Transit comes a new timeline for approval of the now $1.65-billion project.
A tentative agreement on Southwest Light Rail Transit negotiated between Minneapolis and the Metropolitan Council eliminates one of two tunnels proposed for the Kenilworth Corridor and adds a 21st Street Station back into the plan.