SW LRT Updates

All shook up
Nov 03, 2015

CEDAR-ISLES-DEAN — The floor-to-ceiling windows of John Wessinger’s condominium in the Loop Calhoun building look west, their view framing what has troubled him and many of his neighbors since early this summer.

Southwest light rail protest to highlight loss of trees
Oct 27, 2015

KENWOOD — A protest planned for Nov. 7 aims to draw attention to the hundreds of trees that will be lost during Southwest Light Rail Transit construction in Minneapolis’ Kenilworth Corridor.

Council approves Southwest Light Rail Transit design
Sep 25, 2015

The Minneapolis City Council voted Friday to approve the pared-back design for the $1.7-billion Southwest Light Rail Transit project.

Freight rail safety overshadows committee's light rail vote
Sep 15, 2015

Freight rail safety concerns overshadowed a City Council committee hearing Tuesday on the Southwest Light Rail Transit Project.

A look down the tracks for SWLRT
Sep 02, 2015

The Southwest Light Rail Transit project’s federal funding application is still under review in Washington D.C., but in St. Louis Park on Wednesday local leaders were looking way beyond that key decision point.

Judge denies quick ruling in SWLRT lawsuit
Aug 05, 2015

While expressing concern that the Southwest Light Rail Transit Project’s momentum could make an ongoing environmental review essentially “meaningless,” a federal judge on Tuesday denied a motion for a quick ruling in one of the lawsuits against the Metropolitan Council over project.

Met Council approves slimmed-down SWLRT project
Jul 08, 2015

The Metropolitan Council on Wednesday afternoon voted to approve a Southwest Light Rail Transit project slimmed down in both budget and scope.

Cities agree to $250 million in Southwest light rail cuts
Jul 01, 2015

Members of a key Southwest Light Rail Transit project committee agreed Wednesday to a package of cuts that will shave more than $250 million off its nearly $2-billion price tag.

Committee debates light rail cuts in Eden Prairie, Minneapolis
Jun 24, 2015

A group of community leaders continued to focus on several stations in Eden Prairie as it neared a July deadline for finalizing cuts to the nearly $2-billion Southwest Light Rail Transit project.

Concerns about hazardous materials in light rail corridor raised
Jun 19, 2015

LOWRY HILL ­— Neighbors of the Kenilworth Corridor aired concerns about tanker trains hauling hazardous material alongside the Southwest Light Rail line both during and after construction at a public hearing at Dunwoody College of Technology Thursday evening.