Let’s spend money on projects that relieve congestion where development has already happened, rather than borrowing for a speculative “build it and they will come” scheme.
Funding for the massive project — and its role in an ongoing debate over transportation — is emerging as a top GOP talking point in legislative campaigns.
There are now legal commitments to pay for the local share of the $1.858 billion project. But in keeping with so much of the process surrounding the planning of Southwest LRT, it wasn’t easy.
Connecting workers in need of jobs with employers in need of well-matched workers should be a driving force in transportation policy.
Deal-making helped launch Minnesota’s first LRT line in the 1990s.
In spite of cuts made to the project in the past year, the rail line remains a top funding priority for the federal government.
The concerns were revealed in many of the 200 responses submitted to the Met Council as part of the project’s supplemental draft EIS.
Approved Wednesday was a somewhat reduced project, with 15 stations and a final budget of $1.744 billion.
The plan calls for $5 million to be shifted from the county’s Environmental Response Fund to cover part of its share of the light rail extension project.
Through the omnibus transportation bill, state lawmakers pulled almost $30 million in funding from the project.
The speakers who lined up to praise the Green Line couldn’t help but talk about the need to take the next steps.
Gov. Mark Dayton said he was “shocked and appalled” at the new cost of the project, saying it raises “serious questions about its viability and affordability.”
The agreement will put and end to the park board’s pursuit of a shallow tunnel option to cross the Kenilworth Channel.
Minneapolis Park Board’s recent fight with the Met Council reveals a fear of not being sufficiently protective, even overprotective, of the city’s park system.
An overview of the major plans proposed for fixing Minnesota’s roads and bridges — and how the debate over those proposals is likely to play out over the next few months.
Critics don’t appreciate the problems that gave rise to the much-maligned council’s creation — or that it remains a national model for regional planning.
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board voted Wednesday to spend up to $500,000 to study a shallow tunnel option for the Kenilworth Cooridor.
New plan eliminates one tunnel and adds one station along the route.
The factories are humming and farmers are bidding up the land in the Renville County town of Hector, but that hasn’t stopped Main Street from dying.
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