Project Funding

Southwest Light Rail Transit

How much will it cost to build the Southwest LRT line?

The total project cost is $1.858 billion. Committed funding sources for the Southwest LRT are:

  • Hennepin County: $393.6 million
  • Counties Transit Improvement Board (CTIB): $226.4 million (provided funding until dissolution in 2017)
  • Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority (HCRRA): $185.8 million
  • In-kind land transfers: $69 million
  • State of Minnesota: $30.3 million
  • Other local contributions: $23.7 million
It is anticipated the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will provide $928.8 million through the New Starts program with a Full Funding Grant Agreement in 2017.
Upcoming Events
  • Housing forums are April 26 and May 10

    The Governor’s Housing Task Force will be holding two regional forums in the Twin Cities to inform the development of Task Force recommendations. 

    Date: 4/26/2018
    Time: 6:00 PM
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  • 2019 MCES Open House & Budget Workshops are May 24, June 7

    Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) will be hosting its annual open house and workshop for city officials (elected and staff) to discuss MCES’ financial structure, budget trends and capital needs. 

    Date: 5/24/2018
    Time: 9:00 AM
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