Extending Tracks Issue 14: May 2016

Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016

The May 2016 issue of Extending Tracks [PDF], the Southwest LRT Project newsletter, is now available.

In this issue


Sen. Franken calls for state legislature to complete Southwest LRT funding

U.S. Sen. Al Franken Metropolitan Council Chair Adam Duininck, Hopkins Mayor Molly Cummings and representatives of the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce appealed for Minnesota legislators to fund the remaining $135 million local match for the Southwest LRT Project.

Final Environmental Impact Statement released on Southwest LRT

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) published the final environmental document on the Southwest LRT Project on May 13, 2016, marking a major step closer to realization of the $1.79 billion project.

New development near planned Southwest LRT station in Hopkins

The Moline will feature 241 units and 189 public park-and-ride spaces for light rail users in its parking garage.

Real estate figures show access to transit is a major factor for today's homebuyers

The Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors has studied the impact of the METRO Blue Line LRT on housing prices.

Employers, employees train their sights on Southwest LRT for better access

The Southwest LRT line would extend light rail transit service to several major employment concentrations in the southwest metro area.

Stations will have individuality through panel designs

Staff obtained inspiration from the public.

Read Issue 14 of Extending Tracks [PDF].


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