Minnesota Public Radio is a strong supporter of the Central Corridor light rail project (CCLRT). The MPR Board of Trustees approved filing a lawsuit against the Metropolitan Council only because it was absolutely necessary.
The CCLRT Mitigation Agreement signed by the Met Council and MPR on April 8, 2009 is a binding contract, not a "memorandum of understanding". MPR simply wants the Metropolitan Council to comply with the design requirements contained in the contract.
Click here to download a one-page PDF detailing MPR's concerns about the floating slab design.
Since the two organizations' staff engineers and consultants disagree about whether the Met Council's design of the floating slab alongside the MPR Broadcast Center meets the design requirements in the contract, and because the Met Council intends soon to submit final design plans for the CCLRT, MPR feels that it has no choice but to place our contractual dispute in the hands of an impartial third party. We're confident that the legal system will provide a speedy and impartial resolution to the design issue.