Extending Tracks Issue 10: March 2015

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The March 2015 issue of Extending Tracks [PDF] focuses on station design. Stories in this issue include: 

April is time to influence design of Southwest LRT stations

The public is invited to attend April open houses to learn about Southwest LRT station features and amenities and to provide feedback on station design concepts. They also will learn about the planned operations and maintenance facility, joint development opportunities and identification of historic properties on the proposed route.

Public input begins this spring for integrating public art into station design

Six to eight artists will be selected to work with the public to design art. Beginning in spring 2015, station art committees and the public will provide input on the integrated public art.

Four distinct station types fit into a variety of settings

Different types of station design have been developed by project staff to fit into a variety of settings. This article describes each station type and the station locations where it is likely to be built. 

Operation and maintenance facility in Hopkins will support up to 36 light rail vehicles

The facility will provide enclosed storage for light rail vehicles as well as offices for administrative staff. 

Station design goals: comfort, sustainability, accessibility, safety

Architects and designers are considering weather protection, access for handicapped customers and long-term durability. 

Blake, Beltline stations under consideration for joint development

Combining transit facilities with residences, offices or businesses offers advantages for the surrounding area. 

Read Issue 10 (March 2015) of Extending Tracks [PDF]

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