In response to the latest Met Council option presented for the first time today for the proposed Southwest light rail line from Eden Prairie to Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges released the following statement:
“We are surprised because the Met Council originally told us this was impossible. This is a brand new, and therefore, unstudied idea that is being put on the table three weeks before I’m supposed to vote. We appreciate the Met Council’s responsiveness to the request from the Park Board. However, anything that may harm our lakes needs thorough analysis, which, according to the law, the Met Council must provide. We expect the community to have the opportunity to review the analysis thoroughly before any votes are taken.”
You can read some of Mayor Hodges’ previous posts on Southwest LRT here.