Upcoming Meetings and Events
In addition to advisory committee meetings, the Metropolitan Council provides other opportunities for public involvement.
Past Meetings and Events
Municipal Hearings on Municipal Consent (2015)
Cities along the proposed Southwest LRT route held public hearings in September 2015.
Joint Hearing and Open House on Municipal Consent
The Metropolitan Council, Hennepin County Board of Commissioners and the Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority (HCRRA) held a joint public hearing and open house on August 27, 2015.
The Kenilworth Landscape Design project is a unique opportunity to shape the Kenilworth corridor, and balance transit and active trails with the natural surroundings.
Station Design Open Houses (April 2015)
The Metropolitan Council held a series of open houses in communities along the Southwest LRT route to share station architecture concepts and get public input on station design issues.
Municipal Consent (2014)
During the 2014 municipal consent process, the Metropolitan Council, Hennepin County and cities along the proposed LRT route held public hearings on the municipal consent plans.
Town Hall/Community Meetings on Draft Study Reports (Feb. 10 & 12, 2014)
The Metropolitan Council hosted public community meetings focused on the independent consultants' draft reports
on freight rail location alternatives, water resources and landscaping/greenscaping in the Kenilworth area. Those reports, as well as all comments received during the public comment period, are available on the Engineering page.
Scope of Kenilworth studies (Jan. 7 & 9, 2014)
The Metropolitan Council hosted facilitated public community meetings focused on studies that are currently underway of freight rail, water resources and landscaping/greenscaping in the Kenilworth area of Minneapolis.
Project Scope and Budget (Oct. 14, 2013)
The Metropolitan Council's Transportation Committee met October 14, 2013 to consider the project's recommended scope and budget.
Southwest LRT Recommendation for the Minneapolis Segment (Oct. 10, 2013)
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 project in Minneapolis.
Freight Rail Co-location/Relocation Community Meetings (July 2013)
The project held two public community meetings in July 2013 to discuss issues related to freight rail location.
Station Location Open Houses (June 2013)
The project hosted six open houses in June 2013 for the public to learn and provide feedback on proposed locations for the 17 proposed stations.
Freight Rail Open Houses (June 2013)
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.