Project Funding

Southwest Light Rail Transit

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

The total project cost is $2.003 billion. Committed funding sources for the Southwest LRT are:

  • Hennepin County: $591.4 million
  • Counties Transit Improvement Board (CTIB): $218.9 million (provided funding until dissolution in 2017)
  • Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority (HCRRA): $199.5 million
  • State of Minnesota: $30.3 million
  • Other local contributions: $26.4 million
  • Eden Prairie Town Center Station: $7.7 million ($6.14 million CMAQ, $1.54 million Eden Prairie)
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.
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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