Southwest LRT: ‘We Can’t Wait’ — but we will

The White House has announced that, as part of President Obama’s “We Can’t Wait” initiative, the Southwest Light Rail would be one of two projects (the other is in Cleveland) to be “expedited to put Americans to work building a 21st century infrastructure.”

"It is very rewarding and encouraging that the project has the support at the very highest levels, including the White House, the Federal Transit Administration and the governor’s office, which recently approved $2 million in DEED grants." So declared Sue Haigh, chair of the Metropolitan Council.

As you no doubt know, the proposed Southwest LRT would become the Twin Cities’ third commuter train line, joining the Hiawatha and Central Corridor LRTs. The plan has it extending from Target Field in downtown Minneapolis west to Hopkins and then south to Eden Prairie.

via MinnPost

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    HIGHLY controversial stretch between the upper lakes there, but it’s good to see the project as a whole moving forward.
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