About the SW LRT Corridor
The Southwest LRT project is a proposed 14-mile line in the Minneapolis/St. Paul region, connecting downtown Minneapolis to high growth areas in the southwest suburbs. A Southwest LRT line will add transit service in an area of high demand, respond to existing and planned growth, attract new transit riders and serve transit dependent populations. This line will expand the region’s transitway system that includes Hiawatha LRT (Blue Line), Northstar Commuter Rail, Central Corridor LRT (Green Line), Cedar Avenue Busway (Red Line) and other planned lines.
About the SW LRT Community Works Program
Hennepin county and five cities along the Southwest LRT line are currently working together on plans for the areas around proposed LRT stations. We are looking at ways to improve access to stations, encourage transit-oriented development, enhance existing businesses and support a full range of housing opportunities - all in anticipation of opening day of the LRT line in 2018. While the Metropolitan Council designs and builds the LRT line, Hennepin County and the cities of Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, Hopkins, St. Louis Park, and Minneapolis will be collaborating on studies, plans, and projects to make the areas around proposed stations ready for LRT.
Southwest LRT Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA)
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LPA: The locally preferred alternative is the alternative selected by the Metropolitan Council in collaboration with county and city officials as the preferred solution to the identified needs of the corridor.
Click here for documents including past studies, reports, and program materials.