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  1. MN: Minneapolis City Council Gives OK for SWLRT -- AgainRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2015 | Mass Transit

    Sept. 26--The $1.77 billion Southwest light-rail line cleared an important hurdle Friday, winning approval for a second time from Minneapolis. But legal opposition and stubborn budget challenges continue to dog the most expensive transit project in state history.

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  2. MN: Minnetonka, Eden Prairie and Hopkins Approve Scaled-Back SWLRT PlansRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2015 | Mass Transit

    Sept. 16--Three cities along the Southwest light-rail line have approved scaled-back plans for the controversial $1.77 billion transit project this week. The public hearings and council votes were prompted by changes to the 14 1/2 -mile line, which will connect downtown Minneapolis to Eden Prairie beginning in 2020.

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  3. MN: Transit Officials Quietly Planning Fourth Twin Cities Light Rail Line, Despite SWLRT ControversyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2015 | Mass Transit

    The controversial Southwest light-rail line that would link Minneapolis to Eden Prairie has yet to break ground and critical state funding for the $1.77 billion project remains unclear, but that has not stopped regional transit officials from busily laying the groundwork for a fourth line. The Bottineau rail line would be an extension of the existing Blue Line, running north from Minneapolis to Brooklyn Park.

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  4. MN: Arctic Cat Relocating Corporate Headquarters to MinneapolisRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2015 | Mass Transit

    Sept. 08--Arctic Cat is moving into the city. The maker of all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles is relocating its headquarters from Plymouth to a larger building in Minneapolis' North Loop neighborhood in an effort to prepare for future growth.

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  5. MN: Southwest Light-Rail Project Planning Continues, Despite Delays, UncertaintiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 3, 2015 | Mass Transit

    Sept. 03--The Southwest light-rail line continues to face serious legal and financial challenges, but on Wednesday, stakeholders began discussing an actual timeline for construction of the $1.77 billion project. "It's not too early to talk about construction on this project," said Craig Lamothe, project director, at a Southwest LRT Corridor Management Committee meeting.

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  6. NC: Controversy Over Light Rail Very Much AliveRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2015 | Mass Transit

    Nearly 200 people met with representatives from GoTriangle during the week to discuss their concerns about not only the rail operations and maintenance facility, but light rail in general. The meeting at times took hostile turns as residents complained about the format of the meeting and said they still felt their concerns were going unheard.

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  7. MN: Southwest Light Rail Costs Increase by $30 millionRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2015 | Mass Transit

    A little over a month ago, the price of the Southwest light-rail line increased to $1.74 billion. But in documents submitted to federal transit officials earlier this week, the cost of the embattled project had crept up by $30 million.

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  8. MN: Judge Passes on Request to Halt Southwest Light-Rail Line, Criticizes Met CouncilRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 6, 2015 | Mass Transit

    Aug. 06--A federal judge declined to rule on a request by Southwest light-rail line opponents to halt the $1.74 billion project because it has allegedly violated federal and state laws. Still, the legal battle over the 14 1/2-mile line continues, and U.S. District Judge John Tunheim on Tuesday had some harsh words for the Metropolitan Council's handling of what would be the state's most expensive transit project.

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  9. MN: Southwest LRT Suit Should Go On, Judge RulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 6, 2015 | Mass Transit

    Aug. 05--A federal judge late Tuesday declined to rule on a request by a Minneapolis nonprofit group opposing the Southwest light-rail line to halt the $1.74 billion project because it has allegedly violated federal and state laws. Still, the legal battle over the project continues, and U.S. District Judge John Tunheim had some harsh words for the Metropolitan Council's handling of what would be the state's most expensive transit line.

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  10. MN: Financing Tool for Southwest Light-Rail Project Questioned by GOP Transpo LeaderRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2015 | Mass Transit

    Aug. 02--A little-known financial tool may be considered to keep money going to the beleaguered $1.74 billion Southwest light-rail project -- and it's provoking another round of controversy. The Metropolitan Council is considering the use of "certificates of participation," a form of government financing, to keep the project afloat while legislators debate the $138 million needed in state funding for the transit project.

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  11. MN: Bloomington's Southtown Center Poses Challenge for Orange Line Bus RouteRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2015 | Mass Transit

    July 16--Many an innocent tree and pixel has died chronicling Southwest Light Rail Transit, a $1.74 billion project that's projected to carry about 30,000 people a day when -- and if -- it's built. Yet another transit project nearly as large is moving steadily ahead with little media fanfare.

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  12. MN: Tempers Rise as Twin Cities Commutes Grow LongerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2015 | Mass Transit

    July 16--"Rush hour" is at a near standstill this week between downtown Minneapolis and the west-metro area as a trifecta of major highway construction projects teams up with closures of key city streets. And there's more to come for west-metro commuters.

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  13. MN: Metro Transit Police Force's Numbers Are SurgingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2015 | Mass Transit

    July 11--Over the past three years, Metro Transit's police force has been trying to reach beyond bus and train stops -- and they've gotten the officers to do it. In those three years, their authorized full-time force has spiked from 68 to 110 -- a 62 percent increase -- and their pool of part-time officers to draw from during busy periods jumped from 62 to 95. That includes bomb-sniffing K-9 units, a bike squad that's doubled in size to 20 officers, and a new building in the works to tune of $10 million to $14 million.

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  14. MN: Southwest Light Rail's New $1.74B Budget Approved by Met CouncilRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2015 | Mass Transit

    July 09--After years of rancor and controversy, the embattled Southwest light-rail line appears to be back on track after the cost ballooned to $2 billion this spring. Now, the state's largest transit project is moving forward -- but with a new slimmed-down price tag of $1.74 billion.

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  15. MN: Met Council Cuts $250M to Save Southwest Corridor Light Rail ProjectRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2015 | Mass Transit

    The Metropolitan Council on Wednesday approved $250 million in cost reductions intended to keep the Southwest Corridor light-rail project on track. The move will eliminate one station and defer construction of another at the western end of the Minneapolis-to-Eden Prairie line.

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  16. MN: Hennepin County Approves More Funds for Southwest Light RailRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 8, 2015 | Mass Transit

    The Hennepin County Board on Tuesday became the first public body to kick in additional funds - in this case, $8 million - to support the cash-starved Southwest light-rail line. The infusion was needed after costs soared on the controversial transit project, which will link downtown Minneapolis to Eden Prairie.

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  17. MN: Southwest Light-Rail Advisory Committee Recommends Cuts to Save LineRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2015 | Mass Transit

    July 02--Two months ago, after the Southwest light-rail line's budget ballooned to $2 billion, the project appeared deeply troubled, and maybe even dead. But after a week of feverish negotiations, a new plan was embraced by a Metropolitan Council advisory committee on Wednesday to cut $250 million from the transit project, in part by ending the line at the Southwest station transit hub in Eden Prairie.

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  18. MN: Metro Transit Outlines Big Plans for Mpls. CampusRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2015 | Mass Transit

    June 30--Metro Transit is gearing up for a big expansion of its North Loop headquarters, anchored by a massive bus garage and a new home for the transit agency's police department. The plans are taking shape just beyond downtown Minneapolis, blocks away from Target Field and a proposed site for a new professional soccer stadium.

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  19. MN: Eden Prairie to Bear Brunt of Cuts to Southwest Light RailRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2015 | Mass Transit

    June 25--Eden Prairie agreed to drop or delay two stations. Minneapolis balked at losing any.

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  20. MN: At Green Line's Year Mark, Renewed Push for Public TransitRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2015 | Mass Transit

    At a birthday party for the state's second light-rail line, elected officials promised to advocate for expansion of the metro's regional public transit system, despite an uncertain political and funding environment. City and county leaders on Monday joined representatives of Metro Transit at the Central Station light-rail stop in downtown St. Paul to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Green Line.

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