Rail

Minn. considers 2 bills for light rail funding

Posted on February 6, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS — Two different funding options for the Southwest Light Rail Transit line are being considered, both of which appropriate millions of dollars in bond proceeds. Senate File 257 would provide $118 million for the project, while Senate File 258 would provide $37 million, reported the Hopkins Patch.

Both bills would provide the capital investment funding to the Metropolitan Council to cover environmental studies and preliminary engineering, as well as acquire property as well as design and construct the Southwest Corridor light rail transit line from the Hiawatha light rail transit line in downtown Minneapolis to Eden Prairie. To read the full story, click here.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Alstom opens new Brazilian Citadis production line

The new production facility will serve the Brazilian market and, in a near future, the Latin America region where a number of new tramway projects are emerging. When fully operational, the facility will employ around 150 people.

FRA ramps up campaign to address nationwide grade crossing safety

The first phase of the effort calls upon local law enforcement agencies to show a greater presence at grade crossings, issue citations to drivers that violate rules of the road at crossings and consider rapid implementation of best practices for grade crossing safety.

S.C. city seeking elevated transit line bids

The first phase of the plan would construct a four-mile section elevated guideway above a section of abandoned railroad tracks. The first section of the elevated railway could connect Clemson University's International Center for Automotive Research campus with downtown Greenville.

MBTA considers options to compensate riders for snow woes

One option included offering one week of free fares throughout the system ($6 million in lost revenue).

Calif.'s Metrolink puts PTC into revenue service demo mode

With this latest accomplishment, Metrolink remains on track to become the nation’s first passenger rail system to have a fully implemented, interoperable PTC system in place.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

Please sign in or register to .    Close