Met Council Secures Final $145M For Southwest Light Rail

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Southwest light rail project is now back on track.

Instead of the state kicking in $144.5 million in funding, that amount will now come from the Metropolitan Council, the Counties Transit Improvement Board and Hennepin County.

The nearly $2 billion project was in danger of falling through without that money.

Now the Metropolitan Council can submit an application for federal funding despite legislative inaction last session.

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