Project Funding

The METRO Blue Line LRT Extension project cost is $1.536 billion. The following local funds are committed:

  • Hennepin County: $526.8 million
  • Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority: $149.6 million
  • Counties Transit Improvement Board: $85.6 million (provided funding until dissolution in 2017)
  • Minnesota Department of Transportation $8.19 million
  • Brooklyn Park ($8.18 million) and Hennepin County ($4.12 million) for associated road improvements
  • State of Minnesota $1 million

It is anticipated the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will provide $752.7 million through the New Starts program with a Full Funding Grant Agreement in 2018. 

Upcoming Events
  • Southwest Light Rail Construction Training Fair

    Learn about the various local construction apprenticeship preparation programs and how they can prepare you to work in the construction trades.

    Date: 1/22/2020
    Time: 3:00 PM

    Minneapolis Urban League
    2100 Plymouth Ave N
    Minneapolis, MN 55411
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  • Regional Solicitation workshop

    Approximately $180 million in federal transportation funds are expected to be available for allocation in 2024 and 2025.

    Date: 1/28/2020
    Time: 2:30 PM
    Location: Metropolitan Council, Lower Level A
    390 Robert Street North
    St. Paul, MN 55101

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