Getting a Green Light for the Green Line

Date: Monday, January 11, 2016

Published January 11, 2016 in the Sun Current

By Adam Duininck, chair of the Metropolitan Council

At a recent meeting with local mayors, city council members, and community leaders, I had the opportunity of providing an update on a project that will create more than 7,000 local jobs and eventually connect nearly a quarter million residents with jobs.

Though we faced some big challenges in 2015 for the proposed METRO Green Line Extension project (commonly called the Southwest Light Rail Transit project or SWLRT), my update to local leaders was a positive one, a story of overcoming those challenges. Test results and engineering studies led to an increase in the project’s cost estimate, but I’m proud that we dealt with all these hurdles, and today, the Green Line Extension is closing in on the finish line.

Read the entire article on the Sun Current website.

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