What are the issues around the proposed extension of the Hiawatha “Blue Line” LRT?
Assignment: Do a report / interview on this impending transit development.
) A rail transit line through north Minneapolis is in the works. The METRO Blue Line extension would connect Downtown with Golden Valley, Robbinsdale, Crystal and Brooklyn Park. You can learn all about this project at an upcoming open house in Minneapolis.
METRO Blue Line extension open house
5-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29
Harrison Community Center, 503 Irving Ave. N.
Plans for up to 11 new stations are in the works. Two are planned in Minneapolis along Olson Memorial Highway at Van White Boulevard and at Penn Avenue. The Metropolitan Council is also considering two additional stops near Theodore Wirth Parkway that would serve Golden Valley and Minneapolis: one at Golden Valley Road and the other on Plymouth Avenue. A decision on whether to construct one or both of these stations is expected later this year.
Anyone who needs assistance to take part in the open house should contact the project’s community outreach coordinator David Davies at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-373-5336. All requests for special assistance should be made by Oct. 22.
For more information on the project, go to www.bluelineext.org.