SW LRT Updates

Neighbors of light rail project want a plan for damage claims
Jan 16, 2015

KENWOOD — Two Minneapolis neighborhoods along the proposed Southwest Light Rail Transit route want the Metropolitan Council to take responsibility if homes are damaged during construction of the nearly $1.7-billion transit project.

Park Board goes deeper into light rail tunnel study
Jan 07, 2015

Under pressure to step out of the way, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board instead pushed ahead with its independent study of tunneling options for the Southwest Light Rail Transit line in January.

Park Board may look to federal officials to end Kenilworth dispute
Jan 05, 2015

The Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board may ask federal transit officials to put an end to its dispute with the Metropolitan Council over the Southwest Light Rail Transit Project’s Kenilworth crossing.

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.

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