News By Category: METRO Blue Line
March 11, 2021
The Metropolitan Council has released two alternative routes for the METRO Blue Line Extension, both of which do not run through Golden Valley. The route was originally proposed to connect Brooklyn Park to Minneapolis via the BNSF tracks that run through Golden Valley, but the Met Council and BNSF have not reached an agreement for the use of their right of way (use of the BNSF train tracks).
January 26, 2021
January 13, 2021
In August 2020, the Metropolitan Council and Hennepin County announced the METRO Blue Line Extension Light Rail Transit (LRT) project will no longer follow the initially planned route and will need to find an improved route location that does not use approximately 8 miles of freight railroad property as proposed. Public input and participation is needed to accomplish this goal and residents are encouraged to step up.
December 31, 2020
The City of Golden Valley is looking for residents and business representatives to serve on two Blue Line LRT volunteer advisory committees—the Community Advisory Committee and the Business Advisory Committee. Applications are open until Monday, Jan 4, at noon.
December 18, 2020
In August 2020, the Metropolitan Council and Hennepin County announced the METRO Blue Line Extension Light Rail Transit (LRT) project will no longer follow the initially planned route and will need to find an improved route location that does not use approximately 8 miles of freight railroad property as proposed.
April 8, 2019
The Connect Blue Line Now! Coalition met with Minnesota representatives in Washington, DC to push for support of the METRO Blue Line Extension (BLRT). The Coalition includes City leaders from Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Crystal, New Hope, Golden Valley, and Robbinsdale who are united in making sure the project becomes a reality for the Northwest metropolitan area and the region.
March 15, 2018
Residents, businesses, property owners, and the general public are encouraged to attend a community workshop Wed, March 28, 6–8 pm, to help guide planning for the areas around the future METRO Blue Line Extension light rail transit (LRT) line. The workshop will be held at Unity Minneapolis, 4000 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley.
October 25, 2017
Starting Oct 30, Hwy 55 just east of Golden Valley between Van White Memorial Blvd and West Lyndale Ave will be closed for about two weeks to replace a structurally deficient storm sewer. The work also will save time and money later when a METRO Blue Line Extension light rail station is built at the intersection above the sewer’s present location.
April 14, 2017
The City of Golden Valley is seeking two individuals to serve on the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) for the METRO Blue Line Extension. This group represents the voice of the community and provides input into the engineering, environmental, and construction aspects of the light rail project.
March 14, 2017
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.