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VIDEO: Building Transit for Better Equity

August 21, 2014 By Briana Johnson, Video Production Specialist

The plan to bring the Southwest Light Rail Project from Minneapolis to Eden Prairie has moved another step forward. The Minneapolis City Council voted 6-1 to approve the Minneapolis portion of the plan at a standing-room only public hearing this week. 

Many feel the Southwest train line will be a great start to help bring equity to the community by creating new jobs especially for women and people of color in the Twin Cities metro. The total cost of the project is estimated at $1.66 billion. The Minneapolis city council votes on the next step August 29.

Minnesota 2020 went to the Minneapolis Public Hearing to learn more about how the proposed Southwest Light Rail project will help the community.


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