Construction Contracting Events

For Prime Contractors, Subcontractors, and DBE Firms

The Southwest LRT Project Office hosts informational events for prospective prime contractors and subcontractors. Information on upcoming events, and materials from past events, are posted on this page.

For information on employment with the Project Office, or to learn about jobs and training in the construction industry, please visit the Jobs and Training page.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Construction Contracting Events


Franklin Operations and Maintenance Facility Modifications Pre-Bid/DBE Meet & Greet


Tuesday, November 19, 2019

DBE Meet & Greet: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Pre-Bid Presentation: 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Minneapolis American Indian Center

1530 E Franklin Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55404

Franklin O&M Tour: 10:30 – 12:00 p.m.

A Pre-Bid meeting will be held at the Minneapolis American Indian Center. Immediately following the Pre-Bid meeting there will be a site tour of the Franklin Operations and Maintenance Facility in Minneapolis. Due to the lack of parking at the Franklin O&M Facility, bus transportation will be available to shuttle attendees between sites.

DBE Small Business Owners: Join Us!

The Metropolitan Council’s Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity works to promote inclusion and vendor diversity with federal transportation projects. This is your networking opportunity to learn about potential partnering opportunities. Questions about the DBE Meet and Greet or the DBE Program, can be directed to Jon Vang, Workforce Specialist, at 612-373-3913,

Anyone who requires assistance to participate should contact Jon Vang seven businessdays before the scheduled meeting.

The Southwest Light Rail Transit (LRT) Project (METRO Green Line Extension) will operate from downtown Minneapolis through the communities of St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Minnetonka and Eden Prairie, passing in close proximity to Edina. The alignment is primarily at-grade and includes 16 new stations and approximately 14.5 miles of double track as well as 29 new bridges, modifications of seven existing bridges, two new LRT tunnels, and six pedestrian tunnels. Heavy construction is underway. The line is scheduled to begin passenger service in 2023.

Past Events