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Sep 2, 2015

Woes turn to hope for businesses along Green Line

For businesses operating along the Green Line, four years of construction and operation has been a mixed bag.

Jul 31, 2015

Blue Line Extension echoes familiar concerns

The extension faces challenges--like negotiating an agreement with a railroad for 8 miles of right of way--but project planners seem confident the project would be a smoother ride than the Southwest LRT process.

Jul 22, 2015

Two alignments moving forward in West Broadway study

Metro Transit has pared down options for transit on West Broadway Avenue to two streetcar and bus rapid transit alternatives that could extend from downtown Minneapolis through the north side to downtown Robbinsdale.

Jul 9, 2015

Met Council backs new plan for Southwest rail line

The now $1.74 billion project includes two fewer stations in Eden Prairie, reductions to park-and-ride facilities throughout the length of the line and scaled back landscaping, station amenities and public art.

Jul 8, 2015

State funding for Southwest LRT still murky

Metropolitan Council’s Southwest project office has to show later this summer that it can provide the full local commitment for the now $1.74 billion line between Minneapolis and Eden Prairie.

Jun 26, 2015

Eden Prairie offers option for Southwest line

A pitch from Eden Prairie to end the future Southwest Light Rail Transit line at the Southwest Station is gaining support from other stakeholders.

Jun 19, 2015

Gateway BRT left out of special session bonding bill

Cost increases in the Southwest LRT project may have swayed lawmakers.

May 29, 2015

Will Southwest rail cuts trim development potential?

Many solutions for reducing the budget, including shortening the line in Eden Prairie and cutting stations and park-and-rides, would reduce the amount of developable land along the line.

Apr 30, 2015

Woman killed by light rail train was Senate staffer

Lynne M. Thomas was crossing University Avenue when she was struck by a westbound Green Line train.

Apr 29, 2015

Sticker shock: LRT line in doubt

The new $2 billion price tag prompts a reassessment of the proposed light rail line to the southwest suburbs.

Apr 27, 2015

Southwest LRT price tag now estimated at $2 billion

The new cost estimate is a result of more detailed engineering and environmental tests, as well as a delayed environmental review which pushes the anticipated project completion date from 2019 to 2020.

Apr 15, 2015

Deal near for Vikings stadium pedestrian bridge

The deal calls for the Met Council to pay the entire cost to build and maintain the bridge, which would pass over the light rail tracks at Fourth Street and Chicago Avenue.

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