Southwest LRT Final Environmental Impact Statement
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Metropolitan Council published the Southwest LRT Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS) on May 13, 2016. The Final EIS identifies impacts from the Southwest LRT Project, including measures to avoid, minimize and mitigate these impacts. The Final EIS also includes the Project’s Final Section 4(f) Evaluation and Section 106 Memorandum of Agreement, and responds to comments received on the Draft EIS and Supplemental Draft EIS.
The complete Southwest LRT Final EIS is available on this page as PDF documents. Copies of the Final EIS are also available for public review at the locations listed below.
Determination of Adequacy
The Metropolitan Council (Council) as the Responsible Government Unit (RGU) is charged with determining the adequacy of the Final EIS for the Southwest Light Rail Transit (METRO Green Line Extension) Project (Project). On August 10, 2016, the Council determined the Final EIS for Project is adequate. This concludes the state environmental review process for the Project under Minnesota Rules chapter 4410.
Record of Decision
The Record of Decision, signed by the FTA on July 15, 2016, provides the agency's determination that the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and other relevant environmental regulations have been satisfied.