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Susu Jeffrey | Shafted by SWLRT: Comments on the Most Expensive Public Works Project Ever Proposed in Minnesota

The Southwest Light Rail Transit (SWLRT) public process by Hennepin County Commission and Metropolitan Council has been an exercise in pretend democracy. From the beginning the LRT was presented by elected and appointed government officials as a… 2,482 more words


Minnesota Federal District Court Addresses NEPA Issue of First Impression in Eight Circuit

The United States District Court for the District of Minnesota addressed an issue of first impression in the Eighth Circuit, recognizing, in a March 6, 2015 opinion, a cause of action for injunctive relief under the… 928 more words

Environmental Law

Met Council OKs $250M in cuts to save Southwest light rail line

The Metropolitan Council has voted to approve a new plan for the proposed Southwest light rail line from downtown Minneapolis to Eden Prairie, which includes the elimination of one stop, to trim $250 million and rescue the project. 352 more words


Cities agree to cut $250 million from Southwest light rail project

Members of a key advisory board for the Southwest light rail line agreed Wednesday on a $250 million package of cuts, including the elimination of one stop, to trim the project’s ballooning costs. 291 more words


Metropolitan Council To Discuss Cuts To SWLRT Line

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Metropolitan Council is set to meet again Wednesday morning to go over ways to shrink the cost of the proposed Southwest Light Rail project. 76 more words


Committee Looking To Cut Last Two Stations From Proposed Green Line Extension

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Metropolitan Council announced Tuesday that its partners are considering cutting the last two stops on the projected Southwest Light Rail Line in order to keep the Green Line extension project connecting Eden Prairie to downtown Minneapolis on budget. 378 more words