Public Involvement

Public involvement helped shape the design of the Southwest LRT Project through comments on proposed plans and discussion of engineering options. The Metropolitan Council and project partners, including cities along the Green Line Extension route, hosted numerous workshops, open houses, and other events that involved community residents in the design process.

For upcoming public involvement events, please see the latest construction update.

Advisory committees

The project's advisory committees provide guidance and oversight.

Upcoming Meeting

No upcoming meetings,

Past meetings and events

The Metropolitan Council held a virtual  Southwest LRT Project Town Hall on Thursday, January 14, 2021 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Metropolitan Council Chair Charlie Zelle, Project Director Jim Alexander and other project office staff provided an update on construction of the Southwest (Green Line Extension) LRT Project within the City of Minneapolis. Community members received information about anticipated 2021 activities, the timing of those activities, and associated impacts related to LRT construction in Minneapolis. 

Southwest LRT Project Town Hall
Thursday January 14, 2021
‚Äč6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Via Webex

Meeting Video
Meeting Presentation (PDF)


Information on past public involvement activities, including meeting materials.


Community Town Hall Meeting on the Supplemental Environmental Assessment and Amended Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation

The Metropolitan Council hosted a community town hall meeting on the Southwest LRT Supplemental Environmental Assessment (EA) and Amended Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation on March 22, 2018 at Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis. This event provided an opportunity to learn about the impacts of changes in the design of the Southwest LRT Project since the completion of the Final Environmental Impact Statement in 2016, including the proposed construction of a freight rail corridor protection barrier in Minneapolis, and to give feedback.

The community town hall meeting materials are available as PDF documents: