First issue of Blue Line Extension newsletter published

Date: Friday, January 30, 2015

The first issue of the project newsletter, "Tracking the Blue Line Extension," is now available. 

Download Tracking the Blue Line Extension Issue 1 [PDF]

In this issue: 

Project office opens

Engineers and other technical staff from the Metropolitan Council’s Blue Line Extension Project Office moved into their new quarters in the Crystal Gallery Shopping Center in January 2015 to begin designing a 13-mile extension of the region’s first light rail transit line.

How the Blue Line Extension will help connect the region

The Blue Line Extension will connect Minneapolis and the northwest communities with the region’s system of transitways.

Help shape the future of the Blue Line Extension

Being involved in 2015 is crucial for the public to inform engineering and the environmental review process.

Resolving 15 technical issues a focus in 2015

These technical issues were compiled from the comments that were submitted on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement. Some of the issues are corridor-wide, while others are specific to individual cities.

Finishing environmental review is another goal for 2015

Environmental review consultant HDR Inc. will work with the Metropolitan Council, Federal Transit Administration and other stakeholders to complete the environmental review process.

Sambatek: Helping build the Blue Line Extension

Sirish Samba’s journey to working on Twin Cities LRT projects started outside a bank in India.

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