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The Minnesota legislature refused to fund Southwest Light Rail Transit. SWLRT is the most expensive public works project ever proposed in our state at a constantly escalating price of $2.2-plus-billion. While the state legislature did not approve SWLRT funding, every other light-rail project has been supported by Democrats and Republicans. By Susu Jeffrey August 2, […]
If SWLRT had been scoped through Uptown or the Northside everybody would be onboard.
Take Action Today! Minneapolis | NO LRT “equity” for the Black NORTHSIDE or for white UPTOWN; Mpls Chain of Lakes Threatened
The Draft EIS predicted no reduction in greenhouse gas emissions with SWLRT until after 2050.
Susu Jeffrey | Shafted by SWLRT: Comments on the Most Expensive Public Works Project Ever Proposed in Minnesota
Jeffrey: The US business model did not evolve to plan sustainability. Public works programs are funded on a formula of minimum cost because cost is somehow limited to the cost of construction.
Jeffrey: The long-planned but constantly morphing SWLRT, with a “shallow” tunnel in the Chain of Lakes corridor, is the priciest public works project ever proposed in Minnesota. According to Met Council studies the cut-and-cover tunnel plan would dewater about 24,000 gallons of groundwater per day between Cedar, Lake of the Isles and Calhoun. Now a new plan for a “push through” tunnel is being researched but the Environmental Impact Statement is incomplete.
Attention Friends of the Environment and Sane Public Spending The Minneapolis City Council votes on “municipal consent” of the $1.7-billion Southwest LRT on Friday, August 29, 2014, 9:30 am, City Hall room 317. “The current SWLRT includes no mention of equity,” Insight News. 24,000 gallons per day dewatering between Cedar Lake, Isles & Calhoun Where’s the […]