Tag Archives: Southwest LRT Minneapolis

Susu Jeffrey: Southwest LRT Threatens the City of Lakes

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 […]

Julie Sabo: Southwest LRT – Not a good plan for Minneapolis

By Julie Sabo, Community Voices  TCDailyPlanet  April 11, 2014 The Southwest LRT is frequently touted as making significant improvements to racial and economic equity. I would argue that it does nothing of the sort.  In fact, if not done right, this rail line will actually contribute to inequity rather than address it. Racial and economic equity had little […]

Update: Cedar Lake Threatened by SW LRT (Minneapolis)

Updated April 25, 2014  Southwest LRT Meeting Rescheduled. Development has huge support among politicians especially in an election year.  But who is representing the water? . . . Sacrificing water for transportation is short-term. Southwest LRT Meeting Rescheduled Metropolitan Council/Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority hearing on municipal consent for the much-delayed, constantly revised SWLRT, moved […]