Time Changed For June 12 Bottineau Transitway Public Hearing

The start time for the Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority’s June 12 Bottineau Transitway public hearing has been changed from 1:30 pm to 5 pm.

The Bottineau Transitway is a proposed 13-mile transit line serving Minneapolis, Golden Valley, Robbinsdale, Crystal, New Hope, Brooklyn Park, Maple Grove and Osseo. As the Bottineau Transitway Draft Environmental Impact Study enters its final phase, the Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority (HCRRA) will select what is called the “Locally Preferred Alternative” (LPA) for the route alignment. The HCRRA is considering two options for the LPA–the Golden Valley alignment or the Minneapolis alignment. The selected LPA will then move forward for further study.

Upcoming meetings offer opportunities for information and citizen input. The June 12 HCRRA public hearing gives residents, business owners, neighborhood groups, and others interested in the project the opportunity to provide comments on the preferred route. The HCRRA will then make its recommendation to the Metropolitan Council June 26.

The following meetings will be held before the LPA is selected (note changes):

June 12, 2012 – 5 pm*
Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority LPA Public Hearing and Testimony
County Board Room
Hennepin County Government Center
300 S 6th St, Minneapolis
*Note the Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority meeting time has been changed from 1:30 pm to 5 pm.

June 19, 2012 – 6:30 pm**
Golden Valley City Council LPA Decision
Golden Valley City Hall
7800 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley
**Note the Golden Valley City Council meeting date has been changed from June 5 to June 19.

June 26, 2012 – 1:30 pm
Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority LPA Decision
County Board Room
Hennepin County Government Center
300 S 6th St, Minneapolis

For more information about the Bottineau Transitway and its proposed routes visit www.bottineautransitway.org or contact Brent Rusco, project manager, at 612-543-0579.

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