The following is a comment by Ted Kiesselbach in response to the announcement by the City of Minneapolis and the Metropolitan Council that a compromise had been reached on the SWLRT.
RE: DETAILS ON PROPOSED AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE MET COUNCIL AND CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS
If I’m reading this correctly (and I pray that I’m not), this seems like the worst of both worlds: co-location of freight and rail, side by side, through one of the most fragile and important strips of park land in the region. Those of us who got on board with the LPA years ago, when removal of the freight line was a GIVEN, appear to have been the victims of a classic bait and switch. Mayor Hodges caving is disgraceful. Here’s hoping the Parks Board holds the line!