Peter McLaughlin

A look down the tracks for SWLRT


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.

Even though they’re still assembling the state and local contributions to the $1.77-billion project, members of the Corridor Management Committee are already anticipating the day when crews will finally “turn dirt” on the 14.5-mile light rail line. Project leaders at the Metropolitan Council say that day could arrive before the end of 2016.


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