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 2019.
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