Hennepin County Commissioners Vote to Keep Southwest Light Rail Moving

May 31, 2018 05:22 PM

The video above is from a May 18 report.

The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday to increase the county's funding commitment to the Southwest Light Rail project. 


The vote was held during a special meeting, where commissioners first voted as the county board, then as the Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority board. 

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The vote passed 5 to 2. 

The vote increased the county's funding commitment to $190 million and the railroad authority's funding commitment to $14 million.

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Later this summer, the board is expected to vote to extend funding into 2019. 



Ben Rodgers

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