Extending Tracks Issue 11: September 2015

Date: Monday, September 28, 2015

The September 2015 issue of Extending Tracks [PDF] is now available.


Southwest LRT Project posts new narrated video of route with recent changes

The new video takes viewers on a virtual fly-over along the entire length of the planned METRO Green Line Extension, starting at Southwest Station in Eden Prairie and ending at Target Field Station in downtown Minneapolis.

Event planned for contractors to learn about Southwest LRT construction opportunities

Potential contractors are invited to an Oct. 21 event in Minnetonka to learn about construction opportunities and
connect with potential subcontractors to build the planned Southwest LRT line.

Mapping firm’s reach expands with Southwest, Blue Line Extension LRT work

Pointmap was an established mapping firm with a solid reputation for work on environmental projects when one of its engineering firm clients urged founder and owner Peggy Johnson to become certified as a Minnesota Disadvantaged Business Enterprise.

Cities, county approve changes to Project

All five corridor city councils and Hennepin County in September approved changes that reduced the cost of the
Southwest LRT line by $250 million while maintaining strong ridership projections in order to help secure federal

Outreach staffers are public’s first point of contact with project office

A former Central Corridor LRT outreach coordinator who speaks four languages in addition to English and an outreach coordinator with extensive community engagement experience in the South Pacific joined Minneapolis outreach coordinator Sophia Ginis earlier this year as the public’s first points of contact for the Southwest LRT Project.

205 comments received on Supplemental Draft EIS

The Southwest LRT Project received 205 comments on the Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement
(SDEIS) this summer.

Extending Tracks newsletter Issue 11, September 2015 [PDF]


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