Extending Tracks Issue 3: July 2013

Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Issue 3 of Extending Tracks, the Southwest LRT Project's newsletter, has been published as a PDF document. 

In this issue

August is decision time for "big three" issues

After 11 public meetings that drew more than 800 attendees, Metropolitan Council members are expected to vote in late August on how to resolve the location of freight rail in the design of the project, adjustments to the alignment in Eden Prairie and where to build the operations and maintenance facility. 

Public meetings on freight rail set for July 17 & 18

Project staff will present cost estimates and information on a range of engineering concepts at public meetings July 17 in Minneapolis and July 18 in St. Louis Park.

Corridor-wide support for LRT voiced at freight rail open houses

More than 300 people attended two June 13 freight rail open houses, expressing corridor-wide support for light rail transit.

Site of maintenance shop narrowed to two locations

Project engineers have narrowed the list of operations and maintenance facility (OMF) locations to two sites: one in Eden Prairie and one in Hopkins.

Upcoming Events

Learn about upcoming events related to the Project.

Read or download Extending Tracks Issue 3 (July 2013) [PDF]

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