SW LRT Updates

Condominium association airs Southwest LRT concerns
Jun 26, 2014

CIDNA — Residents of 143-unit Minneapolis condominium tower expressed concerns about the unknown impacts Southwest light rail construction and operation might have on their building in a letter to Mayor Betsey Hodges and the City Council this week.

Sabo calls on city leaders to vote no on Southwest LRT
Jun 19, 2014

Former Congressman Martin Sabo urged Minneapolis leaders to reject the proposed plan for the embattled Southwest Light Rail Transit project at a news conference at City Hall earlier today.

Park Board warns it won’t sign off on SWLRT tunnel without further study
May 28, 2014

Last week the Park Board passed a resolution that warned it won’t approve a shallow tunnel underneath the Kenilworth Channel for the Southwest Light Rail (SWLRT) line without further study.

To some, light rail tunnel looks more like a berm
Apr 18, 2014

UPDATE: On Friday, several hours after this story was first posted, Metropolitan Council Chair Sue Haigh released a statement indicating the planning documents Southwest light rail staff sent to Minneapolis included the wrong design for tunnels.

Met Council vote gives Southwest LRT the OK
Apr 09, 2014

The Metropolitan Council’s plans for Southwest Light Rail Transit are in the hands of Minneapolis leaders who must now decide whether or not to grant the project the city’s approval, known as municipal consent.

Community leaders endorse shallow tunnels for light rail
Apr 02, 2014

A plan for Southwest Light Rail Transit that includes two shallow tunnels through Minneapolis’ Kenilworth Corridor won approval from a panel of local elected officials and agency representatives Wednesday.

Southwest LRT opening pushed back
Mar 26, 2014

It now appears a Southwest light rail transit line will begin operations in 2019 at the earliest, a year later than the 2018 opening date long projected by planners.

New tunnel option for light rail
Mar 12, 2014

As the stalemate in the Southwest Light Rail Transit debate drags on toward decision day, project planners have surfaced a twist on the tunnels proposed for the Kenilworth Corridor.

Council committee rejects co-location of Southwest LRT
Mar 05, 2014

The Minneapolis City Council Committee of the Whole on Wednesday approved a resolution rejecting any plan to co-locate freight rail and a future Southwest Light Rail Transit line in the Kenilworth Corridor.

Getting up to speed on Southwest light rail
Dec 31, 2013

A timeout on Southwest Light Rail Transit planning is set to expire not long after a Minneapolis City Council remade by the November election convenes for the first time.