SUSAN HAIGH

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Name: SUSAN HAIGH
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Tunnel mix-up snags Southwest LRT plan

Planners of the Twin Cities’ biggest transit project sent Minneapolis a different design for tunnels than the one approved by metro leaders two weeks ago, delaying the city’s review past a key deadline.The Metropolitan Council, the agency overseeing the ... [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Public review and comment sought on Metropolitan Council’s long-range planning document

The Metropolitan Council invites the public to review and comment on the draft of the region’s long-range planning document, called Thrive MSP 2040 , released today following Council action.Thrive MSP 2040 is a vision for the region’s development. It ... [Published Hometown Source - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Rising light rail costs irk big funder

By Cali OwingsHennepin County commissioner Peter McLaughlin chairs CTIB and said the organization’s generosity is ‘not limitless’. (file photo: Bill Klotz)The Southwest Light Rail Transit project’s biggest local financial backers say they don’t have enough ... [Published Finance & Commerce - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Met Council approves plan for light rail tunnels

After years of study and debate, the Metropolitan Council voted 14-2 on a plan that would use tunnels in Minneapolis to address issues involving the Southwest Light Rail Transit line instead of a reroute of existing freight rail through a corridor in ... [Published Sun Sailor - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 13 2014 - Updated Apr 13 2014 - 2 reports

Lack of leadership in Minneapolis threatens SWLRT

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and a majority of City Council members won election last year after promising to promote growth, expand transit options, address inequities and make the city the center of a more competitive metropolitan region.How soon ... [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Apr 13 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 2 reports

Southwest LRT: Met Council opponent says Minneapolis deal 'possible'

MinnPost photo by The Metropolitan Council endorsed the Southwest Light Rail Transit proposal 14-2 Wednesday.The Metropolitan Council, over Minneapolis objections, endorsed the Southwest Light Rail Transit proposal 14-2 Wednesday. That moves the project ... [Published MinnPost - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 2 reports

MN: Southwest Corridor Light Rail Route Gets Green Light

The Twin Cities' biggest transit project passed a major milestone Wednesday with the approval of a $1.68 billion design that emerged from years of planning and quarreling.The Southwest Corridor light-rail line now faces a showdown with Minneapolis that ... [Published Mass Transit Magazine - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

Two tunnels in Kenilworth approved for SW light rail

Six months after Gov. Mark Dayton postponed major decisions on the embattled Southwest Light Rail project, the Metropolitan Council approved a pair of $160 million tunnels Wednesday through a wooded corridor in Minneapolis.The Met Council voted 14 to ... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 05 2014 - Updated Apr 05 2014 - 1 reports

Neighborhoods get private meetings on Southwest light rail

While the Southwest Corridor light-rail project was delayed for further study, a neighborhood leader met with top aides to Gov. Mark Dayton to pitch a more elaborate plan to satisfy Minneapolis opponents.Staffers of the agency overseeing the project were ... [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Apr 05 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

Twin Cities SW LRT route still debated

Though friction continues from various quarters, a compromise plan for Southwest Light Rail Transit, linking Minneapolis with Eden Prairie, Minn., is gaining support from several parties—but not all.Conflict has ensued over right-of-way traversing St. ... [Published Railway Age - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 01 2014 - Updated Apr 01 2014 - 1 reports

Southwest light-rail planners recommend tunnels, bridge for Minneapolis-area project

Building shallow tunnels for light-rail tracks and a light-rail transit (LRT) bridge over a channel between two lakes is the best option for the Southwest Green Line light-rail extension, Minneapolis-area planners reaffirmed yesterday.Planners also recommended ... [Published Progressive Rail Roading - Apr 01 2014]
First reported Apr 01 2014 - Updated Apr 01 2014 - 1 reports

Transit planners reaffirm shallow tunnels for Southwest LRT

Transit planners Monday reaffirmed their recommendation to run the proposed Southwest Corridor light rail line in shallow tunnels through the Kenilworth corridor in Minneapolis, despite opposition from city leaders and many residents of the neighborh ... [Published Twin Cities Business - Apr 01 2014]

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Asked after the meeting whether she'd move ahead without consent from Minneapolis, Haigh said, "i cannot imagine this region moving forward with a $1.6 billion project to move 30,000 people a day into the citycity of minneapolis without the support of the citycity of minneapolis."

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Hennepin County Commissioner election interview... [Published MinnPost - 15 hours ago]
Public review and comment sought on Metropolita... [Published Hometown Source - Apr 23 2014]
Rising light rail costs irk big funder [Published Finance & Commerce - Apr 23 2014]
Tunnel mix-up snags Southwest LRT plan [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Apr 23 2014]
Southwest LRT tunnel surprise raises questions ... [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Apr 22 2014]
MPR studios feel light rail’s bad vibrations [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Apr 18 2014]
MN: For Minneapolis, Southwest LRT Hits Deal Or... [Published Mass Transit Magazine - Apr 14 2014]
Met Council approves plan for light rail tunnels [Published Sun Sailor - Apr 14 2014]
Lack of leadership in Minneapolis threatens SWLRT [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Apr 13 2014]
All eyes on Minneapolis as Southwest Corridor p... [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Apr 13 2014]
Southwest LRT: Met Council opponent says Minnea... [Published MinnPost - Apr 10 2014]
MN: Southwest Corridor Light Rail Route Gets Gr... [Published Mass Transit Magazine - Apr 10 2014]
Met Council moves ahead on Southwest LRT [Published Finance & Commerce - Apr 10 2014]
Southwest Corridor light-rail route gets green ... [Published Big News Network - Apr 10 2014]
Two tunnels in Kenilworth approved for SW light... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - Apr 10 2014]
Neighborhoods get private meetings on Southwest... [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Apr 05 2014]
Twin Cities SW LRT route still debated [Published Railway Age - Apr 03 2014]
Southwest light-rail planners recommend tunnels... [Published Progressive Rail Roading - Apr 01 2014]
Transit planners reaffirm shallow tunnels for S... [Published Twin Cities Business - Apr 01 2014]
Transit planners OK Kenilworth tunnels again fo... [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Apr 01 2014]
Southwest LRT options are outlined by planners [Published Hometown Source - Mar 31 2014]
New tunnel idea for light rail trains investigated [Published Sun Sailor - Mar 19 2014]
National Press Ignores Most Connecticut Gun Own... [Published NewsBusters.org blogs - Feb 20 2014]
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