Extending Tracks Issue 18: November 2017

Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017

Issue 18 of the Southwest LRT Project newsletter [PDF] features information on the upcoming civil construction contract procurement, light rail vehicle accessibility features, and public involvement in the design of a proposed corridor protection wall.

Conference set for mid-November for contractors interested in bidding to build SWLRT

Contractors interested in bidding to build the Southwest LRT line are invited to attend a Nov. 13 pre-bid conference to learn about cost-saving modifications made to the bid invitation re-issued on Oct. 30.

Community feedback results in modifications to light rail trains’ accessibility features

The interiors of the new LRT trains to be built for Southwest LRT, as well as the Blue Line Extension, will be modified, thanks to community feedback.

Features at LRT stations will promote safety, accessibility for all

The stations for both LRT extension projects will include features to promote safety and accessibility for all.

Video shows how LRT route would look with proposed corridor protection wall

A video produced by Southwest LRT Project staff shows a proposed corridor protection wall and the area it would be built between LRT tracks and freight rail tracks west of downtown Minneapolis on BNSF Railway’s Wayzata Subdivision.

Public, local leaders provide input on proposed wall design

Three public tours and meetings with property owners, neighborhoods, policy makers and a community work group are providing design input on the proposed corridor protection wall.

Learn about the design of the proposed corridor protection wall at public open house

The event will take place on Wednesday, November 15 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Bryn Mawr Elementary School.

FTA finds "adverse effect" on historic railroad district

As anticipated, the Federal Transit Administration this week found that a proposed corridor protection wall between Southwest LRT tracks and freight railroad tracks and other changes in Minneapolis would "adversely affect" a historic railroad district.

Read Issue 18 of Extending Tracks [PDF]

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