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Great Light Rail News

From today’s Startribune, two potential light rail lines are being considered from the Southwest, option B travels through Uptown as well!

The second route would follow the same path in Eden Prairie but would go through Minneapolis between Lake Calhoun and Lake of the Isles through Uptown to a final stop on Nicollet Mall. The study estimated that in 2030, it would attract about 28,000 riders, 6,800 of them new to transit, at an estimated capital cost of $1.4 billion in 2015, with operating costs of more than $20 million.

They say that this one is not the "preferred" line however, but do not say why. I’m guessing it’s because the estimated cost is $200 million more. It’s the better route though!

Anyway, good news!

Categories: Trains, Transportation.