Engagement with the public is the key to improving transit service
Meetings and Events
In addition to advisory committee meetings, the Metropolitan Council provides other opportunities for public involvement.
Metropolitan Council Meeting, Oct. 16
The October 16 Metropolitan Council agenda was amended; the Southwest LRT item will not be taken up at this meeting.
Previous Meetings and Events
Metropolitan Council Transportation Committee Meeting
The Metropolitan Council's Transportation Committee met October 14 at 4:00 p.m. to consider the Southwest LRT Project's recommended scope and budget.
Public Open House: Southwest LRT Recommendation for the Minneapolis Segment
The Metropolitan Council held a public open house to receive public input on the project office’s draft recommendation for the scope and basic design of the Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension) project in Minneapolis.
Freight Rail Co-location/Relocation Community Meetings
Two public community meetings were held in July 2013 to discuss issues related to freight rail location in the design of the Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension) project.
For more information, please view the PowerPoint presentation that was given to the Community and Business Advisory Committees on June 6, 2013 or watch a video of the presentation given to the St. Louis Park City Council on May 28, 2013 or the City of Minneapolis Transportation and Public Works Committee on June 4, 2013.
Station Location Open Houses
Six open houses for the public to learn and provide feedback on proposed locations for all 17 Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension) stations were held in June 2013.
June 17, 8 – 9:30 a.m., Metro Transit Heywood Office Building, 560 Sixth Ave. N, Minneapolis
June 17, 4:30 – 7 p.m., Harrison Recreation Center, 503 Irving Ave. N, Minneapolis
June 24, 4:30 – 7 p.m., Kenwood Community Center, 2101 Franklin Ave. W, Minneapolis
St. Louis Park
Minnetonka & Hopkins
Freight Rail Open Houses
Public open houses were held in June 2013 on engineering concepts for resolving the location of freight rail in the design of the Southwest LRT project.
June 13, 8:00 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 – 7:00 p.m., Benilde-St. Margaret's School, St. Louis Park
Station Area Planning
The Southwest LRT Community Works Project, led by Hennepin County, is a collaborative effort to capitalize on the opportunities light rail has to offer the region. The project partners are working together to address economic competitiveness and job growth; housing choices; quality neighborhoods; and critical connections along the light-rail route.
For more information about public involvement in the planning process for station area development, visit Hennepin County's Southwest Transitway website.