Minneapolis streetcar proposal mulled

Amidst ongoing light rail transit expansion plans in Minnesota’s Twin Cities, Minneapolis also is advancing a prospective route of a different flavor: a 3.4-mile, $230 million initial streetcar line on Nicollet Avenue. In response, the Public Works, Energy and Environment Committee of Hennepin County’s Board of Directors was scheduled to weigh a proposed resolution for the project Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, ideally to provide a firm status update of the proposal.

Met Council, Minneapolis find LRT compromise

Minneapolis and the Metropolitan Council jointly announced Tuesday, July 8, 2014, a “tentative agreement” to proceed with the planned development of the Southwest Light Rail Project, linking downtown Minneapolis and Eden Prairie, Minn.

Siemens: St. Paul S70 LRVs tailor-made

St. Paul’s Central Corridor light rail line, making its service debut Saturday, June 14, 2014, will feature Siemens S70 light rail vehicles tailored to address the city’s specific needs, a Siemens spokespersons said Thursday, June 12.

Met Council touts Green Line economic impact

St. Paul, Minn.’s yet-to-open Green Line (Central Corridor LRT project) is being credited with “at least $2.5 billion worth of new construction and redevelopment projects” by the Metropolitan Council, overseeing public transit in Minnesota’s Twin Cities.

Twin Cities SW LRT route still debated

Though friction continues from various quarters, a compromise plan for Southwest Light Rail Transit, linking Minneapolis with Eden Prairie, Minn., is gaining support from several parties—but not all.

Testing continues for St. Paul Green Line

Minnesota’s Metropolitan Council alerted residents of St. Paul Thursday, March 13, 2014 of more testing along the soon-to-open Green Line light rail transit project, this time involving tests of audio announcements on Friday, March 14.

June debut for St. Paul Metro Green Line

St. Paul, Minn., will join the ranks of U.S. cities served by light rail transit on June 14, 2014, when the Metro Green Line – formerly called the Central Corridor – will open for revenue service.

Minneapolis eyes two streetcar projects

The Minneapolis City Council’s Transportation and Public Works Committee Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, approved plans for two streetcar projects in Minnesota’s largest city.

Minneapolis streetcar plan advances

The Minneapolis City Council has given initial approval to a plan to redirect up to $60 million in property taxes to help fund a streetcar line along Nicollet and Central avenues in Minnesota’s largest city.