It’s been in the planning stages for years, but the controversial Southwest Light Rail line took a big step forward Wednesday. The Metropolitan Council voted 14-2 to approve the shallow tunnel plan that runs under the Kenilworth Trail.
The controversial Southwest LRT Green Line Extension will move forward after a key committee vote early Wednesday afternoon. Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges was one of the opposing votes.
If you rely on the Northstar Commuter Rail from Big Lake to Minneapolis, prepare for delays through the rest of the week. On Monday, the rail was running so late that Metro Transit put out the word to riders, recommending they try to find another way to work.
June 14th will soon be here, so drivers are starting to train today. Dave has the details…you can hear them too, just click the link above.
We now know the date for when the Metro Transit Green Line will open between Minneapolis and St. Paul. Officials announced Wednesday that starting June 14, thousands of Minnesotans will be able to ride on Light Rail Trains between the two downtowns.
Crews broke ground on a fancy new elevator station on Wednesday that will eventually allow riders of Metro Transit’s forthcoming Green light rail line to get from the street to the skyway in downtown St. Paul.