Federal Transit Administration

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    $100 million typo complicates case for keeping freight trains out of St. Louis Park

    A group of St. Louis Park residents have been outspoken in their opposition to the preliminary plan for the Southwest LRT route, as it would reroute freight train traffic from south Minneapolis through their community.SEE ALSO: Business community comes out in support of Southwest LRTThe group, Safet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Central Corridor light rail wins $460 million from feds

    The feds agree to help fund the Central Corridor line.‚ÄčThe 11-mile Central Corridor light rail project has taken a major step forward. St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman says the check is in the mail for the $460 million federal grant the project was banking on. The Federal Transit Administration OK'd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Central Corridor light rail: 60-day congressional review begins

    All aboard for St. Paul?​Congress has 60 days to approve funding for its half of the $957 million cost of a light rail line linking Minneapolis to St. Paul. The clock was set in motion when the Federal Transit Administration sent the approved Full Funding Grant Agreement to Capitol Hill, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Met Council approves light rail from Minneapolis to Eden Prairie

    Coming to the southwest suburbs​Plans for a third light rail line connecting downtown Minneapolis and Eden Prairie have won approval from the Met Council. The 14-mile, $1.25 billion Southwest Corridor route will run through Minnetonka, Hopkins and St. Louis Park and link up downtown with the ... More >>

  • News

    February 14, 2001

    Dr. Gridlock

    Lynn Woodward sold men's clothing, made millions in real estate, and raced Corvettes at 120 mph. Now he dreams of a car-free society.

  • News

    February 2, 2000

    Stop That Train!

    Light-rail boosters insist their multimillion-dollar project is finally leaving the station. But first Shoreview legislator Phil Krinkie has a few questions about inflated budgets, bid rigging, and some mysterious memos.

  • Books

    January 12, 2000

    Bladder Up

    A pissed-off driver challenges Metro Transit's methods of drug testing

  • News

    July 8, 1998


    Will the Twin Cities' light rail megaproject get any cars off the streets? Help the environment? Save any money? Not necessarily, say its supporters--but that's not the point.