Work Continues to Sync Green Line Trains with Motor Traffic

Updated: 05/12/2014 11:23 PM
Created: 05/12/2014 9:53 PM
By: Tim Sherno

Crews continue to make adjustments to the Central Corridor Green Line trains set to being running on June 14.

Laura Banenen, the Communications Director for the project,  says timing of the trains and traffic is an important part of the final testing. "The idea is to minimize the amount of time a train will have to stop anywhere, other than a station."

Steve Mosing, with the City of Minneapolis Public Works Department's Traffic Operations, says the goal is to time signal lights to allow the train traffic to move with waves of motor traffic. "When you bring it out into the real world what we have to do is continuously test to make sure our model is right, but continue to tweak that model so we can accommodate the train as best as possible."

Trains will run with paying passengers beginning June 14, but Mosing says the work will go on. "When we open up for revenue service doesn't mean our job here is done, we're going to continue to look at these signals."


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