Lakes & Park Alliance: The Facts About Southwest Light Rail (Minneapolis)

•In the Draft Environmental Impact Statement of October 2012 Section ES-23 to ES-24 evaluated a different plan, that did not include running the LRT in a shallow tunnel orco-locating freight trains next to LRT, that is, a plan that is different from the one currently being implemented by the Met Council. •Importantly, that study concluded that co-locating freight and LRT in the Kenilworth Corridor would be detrimental to the environment and would NOT adequately preserve or protect the quality of life. The DEIS recommended against locating freight and LRT in the corridor.