Railroad rejects reroute to make way for Southwest Corridor light-rail line

  • Article by: Pat DOYLE and ROCHELLE OLSON , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: February 20, 2014 - 9:43 PM

If a new plan isn’t made soon, Southwest Corridor could lose funding.

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rlwr51Feb. 20, 1410:55 AM

There is a time to cut your losses and move on. Please can this thing.

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TheDarkOneFeb. 20, 1411:12 AM

If they want to resolve the dispute, they should re-route the Minneapolis portion along the Greenway, as they should havedone in the first place.

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bubzkiFeb. 20, 1411:18 AM

Tunnels make sense, but not in what is essentially parkland. Do Bottineau and come back to this one later on.

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mnmonkeyboyFeb. 20, 1411:19 AM

TheDarkOne...if you had attended meetings you would know there are 100 reasons why LRT along the Greenway was not the selected option.

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sharkysharkFeb. 20, 1411:23 AM

"Drop dead" is exactly what this and all other light rail projects should do.

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absent_carloFeb. 20, 1411:23 AM

Move on to the next LRT route and revisit in 20 years, when the two sides are not acting like babies.

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copper88Feb. 20, 1411:36 AM

It's time to go back the drawing board. Since this train can't go through some NIMBY woods, why not run it to Uptown on the greenway and then under Hennepin on it's way to downtown? It would cost more to tunnel but there would be a lot more ridership. I can't believe it has come to this.

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cavellFeb. 20, 1411:44 AM

Oh my! Lose funding? This will get built at any cost. If costs rise, we will just pay more. See Stillwater bridge for details.

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jtkwiatekFeb. 20, 1411:47 AM

We will retire in next 12 years. If there is not LRT at this time we will move to the city from EP. In last 18 years trafic on 212&169 , 394 and 100 made my driving to work and for work costly and unprodactive. I love living in EP but I like DT too, and if only option to get to see play, sport event will driving we will move. Are you sure that you really want all of us baby boomers in our 80 driving next to you or worst in front of you?

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boied01Feb. 20, 1411:55 AM

Move the bikeway, problem solved.

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