SW LRT Updates

Park Board hires firm to study Southwest LRT tunnel option
Nov 20, 2014

The Minneapolis Park Board passed a resolution Nov.19 to move forward with a study on an alternative option for the Southwest Light Rail Transit Project.

Motion for summary judgment in light rail lawsuit
Nov 03, 2014

A Minneapolis citizens’ group suing to halt work on the $1.65-billion Southwest Light Rail Transit line until an environmental review is complete on Monday asked a federal judge to forgo a trial and rule on the case immediately.

Discussion on West Lake Station design planned
Oct 13, 2014

The West Calhoun Neighborhood Council hosts a discussion Tuesday on the proposed design of the West Lake Station, one of five new Minneapolis stations planned as part of the future Southwest Light Rail Transit project.

Park Board votes to study Southwest light rail tunnel
Oct 01, 2014

A divided Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board voted Oct. 1 to spend up to $500,000 studying a tunnel beneath the Kenilworth Channel to carry light rail trains.

Park Board considers legal action on Southwest light rail
Sep 15, 2014

A second legal challenge to the Southwest Light Rail Transit project could come from the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.

Lawsuit filed over Southwest LRT environmental review
Sep 08, 2014

A Minneapolis citizens group filed suit in federal court Monday aiming to halt work on the $1.65-billion Southwest Light Rail Transit project until an environmental impact study is completed.

Minneapolis gives Southwest light rail the green light
Aug 29, 2014

The Minneapolis City Council voted 10–3 Friday to grant municipal consent for the $1.65-billion Southwest Light Rail Transit project, becoming the last of five cities on the 16-mile route to give trains the green light.

LRT Done Right report highlights Southwest LRT concerns
Aug 28, 2014

A citizen’s group opposed to the current design for the Southwest Light Rail Transit project released a report Thursday that highlights their concerns over safety and potential environmental impact, as well as their skepticism about promises of transit equity.

Southwest LRT approved by divided council committee
Aug 27, 2014

A divided Transit and Public Works Committee voted Wednesday to grant municipal consent for Southwest Light Rail Transit two days before the $1.65-billion project heads to the full Minneapolis City Council for a vote.

Divisions remain as Minneapolis nears final light rail vote
Aug 20, 2014

The Southwest Light Rail Transit project inched closer to a final Minneapolis City Council vote Tuesday, even as yet another round of public testimony showed deep divisions remain over the $1.6-billion project.