Light Rail Comes To Minnesota

Commuters get set to greet the 12-mile Hiawatha Line.
May 6, 2004, 7am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Fifty years after the last streetcars ceased service in the Twin Cities, light rail is getting ready to begin again in Minneapolis... Various routes and alignments had been batted about for years. In the end, Hiawatha Avenue was chosen because extensive right-of- way had been acquired along the west side of the corridor. In fact, light rail almost didn't happen in the Twin Cities. APA's executive director, Paul Farmer, AICP, recalls the rampant skepticism about any sort of urban rail line during his tenure as Minneapolis planning director in the 1990s."

Thanks to Chris Steins

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Published on Thursday, May 6, 2004 in Planning Magazine
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