Agreement Struck to Help Southwest Light Rail Clear Hurdle
The Southwest Light Rail project, which would link downtown Minneapolis to Eden Prairie with stops in Minnetonka, has cleared a hurdle to move forward.
According to WCCO-TV, a tentative resolution has been reached between the Metropolitan Council and three freight rail companies regarding the planned Southwest Light Rail Transit Project.
The Metropolitan Council, Hennepin County, the Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority, and Twin Cities and Western Railroad announced the agreement earlier this month, the report said.
The 14.5-mile transit line project will operate from downtown Minneapolis through the communities of St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Minnetonka and Eden Prairie, and passing close to the city of Edina, the report said.
The line, which will be a major hub for commuters into the city, will also have stops at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, downtown Hopkins and the Opus/Golden Triangle employment area in Minnetonka and Eden Prairie, the report said.
The plan will now go before the several bodies this week for consideration, and if approved, which is expected, will reportedly lead to construction plans moving forward.
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