WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-green01, ww color green

Local

Southwest LRT Project Leaders Work To Find Path Forward

View Comments
(credit: CBS) Susie Jones
Susie Jones has been with WCCO Radio since 1996. She started as a...
Read More

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. Fleetwood Mac Returns To Minnesota
  2. 4 Things To Know For Oct. 1, 2014
  3. Queen Latifah Show Seeking Contestants At MOA
  4. Minneapolis, St. Paul Make The Top 10 For 'Coffee Snobs'
  5. WCCO Interview: Jude Miller Burke, Author Of 'Millionaire Mystique'
(credit: Metro Transit)

(credit: Metro Transit)

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Gov. Mark Dayton held a meeting Friday with key players in the Southwest light rail transit project to figure out a way to get the project back on track.

The project was postponed last month.

“We really appreciate the Governor getting all sides together to make sure we are on the same track,” said Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, who was in attendance.

Minneapolis residents are worried about the environmental impact of a proposed route through the Kenilworth Corridor and want to look again at moving freight lines.

St. Louis Park city councilmember Anne Mavity says residents are concerned about re-routing freight trains in their neighborhoods.

“St. Louis Park is very supportive of light rail. At the same time, if there is another viable option for freight rail, it should be considered,” Mavity said.

There is still no timeline for when the project will move forward, but a vote on the final route has been postponed at least three months.

Sound: Anne Medity

Sound: Mayor R.T. Rybak

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,877 other followers