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Light-rail recommendations before House tomorrow

Posted at 4:46 PM on February 27, 2008 by Michael Marchio (2 Comments)

Tomorrow, the House Capital Investment Finance Division Committee meeting at 2:15 is scheduled to hear an update from the Metropolitan Council on the Central Corridor light-rail line. Those of us who live in the metro should take a gander. According to this story posted earlier today, an advisory panel has reached a compromise on the plan.

The Met Council is expected to approve a $909 million Central Corridor light rail plan that includes a transit mall rather than a tunnel under Washington Avenue and elimination of one stop in downtown St. Paul. The line would stop just short of going all the way to the Union Depot in Lowertown St. Paul.

Check out an interactive map of the line here. I'll be interested to see how St. Paul lawmakers react to the Depot being removed from the planning. This story from the Star Tribune has a F.A.Q. about the line, and highlights some of the changes that will be made to the University campus, including rerouting the 25,000 cars that pass over Washington Avenue daily.

Comments (2)

OMG - Dick Day is on the floor right now blaming the legislature for not giving Molnau the resources she needs to do her job, after voting against the transportation bill! Then he accuses the DFL of targeting women because they bounced Yecke.

Dick Day's hypocrisy knows no bounds.

Posted by Aaron | February 28, 2008 11:32 AM

LOL - he just said until this week the legislature had "shirked its duty" to fund transportation.

Uh, dude, you voted against that bill.

Posted by Aaron | February 28, 2008 11:36 AM