Golden Valley City Council Seeks Input on Light Rail

The Golden Valley City Council is looking for community input on a future Light Rail Transit (LRT) facility that could run through the city. An information meeting, hosted by Hennepin County, will be held Jan 23, 4:30-6:30 pm, at the Theodore Wirth Golf Course Clubhouse/Chalet, 1301 Theodore Wirth Parkway, Golden Valley.

For the past several years, Hennepin County has been studying the feasibility of a dedicated transit corridor, known as the Bottineau Transitway, that would extend from downtown Minneapolis to the northwest suburbs.  While the majority of the Bottineau Transitway would follow Bottineau Boulevard (Hwy 81), the southern end of the corridor could diverge from this alignment and travel through Golden Valley along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad corridor through Theodore Wirth Park.

Study of the Bottineau Transitway is in an early stage, and the Jan 23 meeting provides an opportunity for Golden Valley residents be part of the process, view plans, and officially submit comments on the proposal. It’s also an opportunity for neighbors near the proposed corridor to get answers to questions.

If you have questions specific to the Bottineau Transitway project, contact Brent Rusco, Hennepin County Project Manager, at or the County Commissioner’s office at 612-348-7882 or You may also contact the City of Golden Valley Planning Department at 763-593-8095.

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