Peter McLaughlin

Cities home in on light rail cuts


The five cities along the proposed Southwest Light Rail Transit line began to home in Wednesday on the cuts it will take to reduce the project’s budget by roughly $341 million.

Local officials serving on the Corridor Management Committee are attempting to spread the pain, but it’s also becoming clear a shorter line is a cheaper line. Eden Prairie, at the western end of the 16-mile transit corridor, is likely to lose one or more stations as the current $2-billion estimated cost is pulled back to a target of about $1.65 million


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