SW LRT Updates

Southwest LRT approved by divided council committee
Aug 27, 2014

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.

Divisions remain as Minneapolis nears final light rail vote
Aug 20, 2014

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.

Hearings coming up for Southwest LRT
Aug 11, 2014

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.

Southwest light rail timeline revised
Jul 08, 2014

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.

Details of Southwest Light Rail compromise released
Jul 08, 2014

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.

Public meeting on Southwest LRT set for Tuesday
Jul 06, 2014

City officials are holding a meeting Tuesday, July 8 at Anwatin Middle School's auditorium, 256 Upton Ave. S., to allow for public comment on the Southwest Light-Rail Transit Project.

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.