Independent Review Reports

The Office of the Legislative Auditor has released two reports capturing the findings of a special, independent review of the METRO Green Line Extension project, currently under construction between Eden Prairie and downtown Minneapolis. The project will also directly serve the cities of Minnetonka, Hopkins, and St. Louis Park.

March 2023 report

The Office of the Legislative Auditor has released a report, Southwest Light Rail Transit Construction: Metropolitan Council Decision Making. More information about the March 2023 report

September 2022 report

The Southwest Light Rail Transit: Project Budget and Timeline report (PDF) identifies the main reasons for the increased cost and delay of the 14.5-mile extension of the existing METRO Green Line (which operates between downtown Saint Paul and downtown Minneapolis). Specifically, the report captures the construction methods and safety investments that have added cost and time to the project, as well as adjustments in response to local contributions to the project.More information about the September 2022 report

MNDOT peer review

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) conducted a peer review of the project, pursuant to a June 2022 Memorandum of Understanding between MnDOT and Metropolitan Council, the project owner. This peer review provides recommendations to improve the project outcomes and improve future transit guideway projects that are planned in the Twin Cities metro area.

The peer review addressed construction methods, change order process, contractor oversight, project organization, procurement process, and specifications on the civil construction contract only; MnDOT did not review any other contracts to construct the project. In accordance with the MOU, this review is not an all- encompassing audit.

More about the METRO Green Line Extension


METRO Green Line Extension

Green Line Extension Project Office
Park Place West Building, Suite 500
6465 Wayzata Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Construction hotline: 612-373-3933