2013 Impact Studies
Freight Rail, Water Resources, and Landscape Impacts
In response to local concerns, the Southwest LRT Project initiated new studies of freight rail options, water resources and landscaping in December 2013. The Metropolitan Council tapped two national engineering firms: TranSystems to independently analyze freight rail relocation options and Burns & McDonnell to independently evaluate potential impacts on water resources. Meanwhile, the Southwest Project Office conducted a tree and landscape inventory.