Extending Tracks Issue 9: February 2015

Date: Thursday, February 12, 2015

Issue 9 of Extending Tracks [PDF], the Southwest LRT Project newsletter, is now available. 

In this issue: 

Project gets important boost from Washington

A higher rating from the FTA's New Starts program sends a strong signal that Southwest LRT is in the vanguard of light rail projects nationwide. 

Designers refine station prototypes with help from cities, county

Designers will refine four LRT station prototypes based on input from technical staff from the five corridor cities and Hennepin County. The prototype designs are intended to fit into a range of different settings. 

Station artists to be hired this spring

Several experienced public artists will be selected to incorporate public art into all 17 stations and the operation and maintenance facility. The public is invited to participate in selecting art. 

Sambatek: Helping build Twin Cities LRT

A profile of Sirish Samba, whose engineering services company is an important part of LRT projects. 

Read Issue 9 of Extending Tracks [PDF].

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