Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby Bakken2016 » July 26th, 2018, 2:06 pm

http://www.startribune.com/southwest-lr ... 489174021/

The Star Tribune Editorial Board believes that if Rep Erik Paulsen supports SWLRT, than there would not be a slow down of funds.

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby VacantLuxuries » July 26th, 2018, 3:03 pm

Christ, if that's where we are...

Better to replace him with Dean Phillips. I wouldn't trust Paulsen to keep his word.

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby Tom H. » August 16th, 2018, 2:09 pm

The Culver's location at Southwest Station is relocating to an outlot in the nearby Lund's & Byerly's parking lot. The current Culver's location is planned to be demolished for the SWLRT project, so this seems like an indication that ROW acquisition is moving forward, at least.

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby Bakken2016 » August 24th, 2018, 11:06 am

http://www.southwestjournal.com/news/tr ... een-light/

Surface Transportation Board has given Met Council the green light to acquire the railroad land.

So basically all that is left is a letter of no prejudice to start building with local funds, and then applying for the federal grant money.

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby Bakken2016 » August 30th, 2018, 2:58 pm

https://minnlawyer.com/2018/08/29/met-c ... usinesses/

Estimating 25-30 business owners may claim a "loss of going concern"

Does that refer to the business thinking they might go under do to the construction?

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby Anondson » September 27th, 2018, 11:47 am

An update on the archeological dig at Royalston sites from this past summer.

https://metrocouncil.org/News-Events/Tr ... -focu.aspx

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby DanPatchToget » September 27th, 2018, 4:30 pm

What happened to the issue over the railroad historic district or whatever the hell it was called? The area that's just gravel pits, an impound lot, a train track, a trail, and a crumbling retaining wall.

Why were they required to dig only at Royalston and not other places, or the entire route?

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby Bakken2016 » September 30th, 2018, 10:42 am

http://www.southwestjournal.com/news/tr ... -contract/

Delayed by another 45 days for the contract since the FTA hasn’t issued the Letter of No Predijuce yet.

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby Oreos&Milk » October 1st, 2018, 1:40 pm

Are we great yet? :oops:

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby Bakken2016 » October 3rd, 2018, 3:51 pm

http://www.southwestjournal.com/news/tr ... ction-job/

Ames Construction and Kraemer North America dropped out, leaving only the $799.5 million Lunda-McCrossan bid. Which is the cheaper one.

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby tmart » October 4th, 2018, 9:18 am

It's not great, but I'm more worried about the FTA dragging its feet.

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby VacantLuxuries » October 4th, 2018, 9:31 am

Is the FTA even an agency where there's a way to petition or call to bother them into actually working?

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby twinkess » October 4th, 2018, 5:55 pm

a writ of mandamus?

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby tmart » November 14th, 2018, 4:43 pm

http://www.startribune.com/southwest-li ... 500527811/

FTA did their job at literally the last possible moment. Bid should be awarded tomorrow, construction will begin this winter.

It's happening!

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby DanPatchToget » November 14th, 2018, 4:48 pm

At this point I'll believe its happening when the rails are in.

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby HiawathaGuy » November 14th, 2018, 4:49 pm

tmart wrote:
November 14th, 2018, 4:43 pm
http://www.startribune.com/southwest-li ... 500527811/

FTA did their job at literally the last possible moment. Bid should be awarded tomorrow, construction will begin this winter.

It's happening!
Now we just need the stupid appeal to the Federal lawsuit thrown out, but this is great news!

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby VacantLuxuries » November 14th, 2018, 4:54 pm

I honestly didn't think the FTA would pull through.

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby Multimodal » November 14th, 2018, 5:06 pm

Halle-freakin-lujah!

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby Oreos&Milk » November 14th, 2018, 7:19 pm

tmart wrote:
November 14th, 2018, 4:43 pm
http://www.startribune.com/southwest-li ... 500527811/

FTA did their job at literally the last possible moment. Bid should be awarded tomorrow, construction will begin this winter.

It's happening!
THIS WINTER! That's awesome news! Can't wait! YAHOOO!!!

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