The following article by Brian Bakst was posted on the MPR website March 22, 2017:
Minnesota Republicans want President Trump’s transportation secretary to deny Minnesota almost $900 million in requested funding for the Minneapolis-to-Eden Prairie Southwest Corridor light rail project.
It would upend a project that has been working through stages of approval for almost a decade.
Opponents of what would be the biggest-ever public works project in Minnesota have done everything they could to stop it. They fought Southwest light rail before city government, blocked clearance at the state Capitol and went to court.
But this might be the biggest threat yet. (more…)