A project that has delivered both promise and pain to parts of St. Paul has reached the halfway point. Central Corridor Light Rail Transit (LRT) officials say the 11-mile project that will link Minneapolis and St. Paul via Washington and University avenues is 50 percent complete and on schedule to be 75 percent completed by year's end. Service is slated to begin in 2014.
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Hopkins takes on No. 1 team in the country on ESPNU Friday
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Educators in Minneapolis, St. Paul could strike amid contract negotiations
Teachers and support staff are demanding smaller class sizes, mental health support and better pay.
Light rail project report weighs positive and negative impacts on health
A health impact assessment (HIA) says the project to connect Minneapolis and St. Paul via light rail could potentially displace low income families near the corridor as rent rates climb. But added the long-term benefits include greater access to employment and medical facilities
Transit history made as Hiawatha, Central Corridor lines joined
Workers near the Metrodome this week are connecting the Hiawatha Light Rail Line, which runs from the Mall of America in Bloomington to Target Field in Minneapolis, to the 10-mile Central Corridor line from downtown St. Paul to downtown Minneapolis, which is scheduled to open in 2014. It marks the first time since the trolleys of the 1950s that the two cities have been linked by light rail, officials say.
Businesses hurt by light-rail construction borrow $2M
Nearly 150 bars, restaurants and a variety of other businesses have borrowed more than $2 million from a "forgivable" loan fund as they try to stay afloat during disruptive construction of the 11-mile Central Corridor Light Rail Transit line, the Pioneer Press reports. The line will connect the downtowns of Minneapolis and St. Paul by 2014.
Artists in Central Corridor fear being priced out
Artists up and down the Central Corridor fear their thriving community could be displaced as landlords raise rents or redevelop as the light-rail train line dramatically alters the area. But city officials say the train could bring a much-needed shot of energy to University Avenue and benefit artists by bringing them more customers.
Central Corridor LRT train makes first stop in Minneapolis
The Metropolitan Council presented Wednesday the new light rail train that will travel the Central Corridor Light Rail Transit line, or the "Green Line," in 2014. Although no official opening date has been set, there are hopes of beginning service by July 15, 2014 for the MLB All Star Game at Target Field.
MPR: Officials confront contractor after problems tangle Central Corridor construction
Top officials in charge of the project traveled to Chicago to have a "frank discussion" with the general contractor's executives after a series of serious problems, including environmental violations, unsafe streets, delays and communication failures. Minnesota Public Radio says it reviewed hundreds of documents that spell out the problems plaguing the monumental project's first year of construction. "Things must change in 2012," one official said.
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