METRO Blue Line Open House Set For March 21 At City Hall
The METRO Blue Line Extension Project, in partnership with the City of Golden Valley, will host an open house Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 4-6:30 pm, at Golden Valley City Hall, 7800 Golden Valley Rd. Feel free to come and go at any time. Staff will be available to answer questions and receive comments.
The METRO Blue Line Extension project has completed approximately 60 percent of design and engineering for the 13-mile light rail line connecting Minneapolis, Golden Valley, Crystal, Robbinsdale, and Brooklyn Park. Open houses are an opportunity to learn about the design process, review design concepts, and give feedback to project staff. Other project information will also be available, including updates on light rail transit (LRT) design issues.
Can’t make it to the meeting? Interested in sharing your thoughts? Meeting materials and a comment form will be posted on www.BlueLineExt.org.
About The Project
The planned METRO Blue Line Extension (Bottineau) light rail transit project will operate about 13 miles northwest from downtown Minneapolis through north Minneapolis, Golden Valley, Robbinsdale, Crystal, and Brooklyn Park, drawing riders northwest of Brooklyn Park. The proposed alignment will have 11 new stations in addition to Target Field Station, where it will continue as the METRO Blue Line, providing one-seat rides to Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport and the Mall of America. It will connect Minneapolis and the region’s northwest communities with existing LRT on the METRO Green Line, future LRT on the METRO Green Line Extension (Southwest LRT), bus rapid transit on the METRO Red Line, the Northstar commuter rail line, and local and express bus routes.
The Metropolitan Council will be the grantee of federal funds and is charged with building the line in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The Blue Line Extension Corridor Management Committee, which includes local officials from Golden Valley, Robbinsdale, Crystal, Brooklyn Park, and Minneapolis, provides advice and oversight. Funding is provided by the FTA, Counties Transit Improvement Board (CTIB), Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority (HCRRA), and the State of Minnesota.