MINNEAPOLIS (Aug. 8, 2013) — U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Al Franken (D-MN) joined U.S. Representatives Keith Ellison (MN-05) and Betty McCollum (MN-04) to announce a $93 million grant to complete construction of the Central Corridor Light Rail project. The project will connect the business districts of Minneapolis and St. Paul, the University of Minnesota and the area surrounding the State Capitol when completed.
“Locking in this final installment of federal funding for the Central Corridor Light Rail Transit Project is great news for the Twin Cities,” the members said. “This 11-mile transit line that runs between Minneapolis and St. Paul will help boost business for shops along the corridor, improve access to jobs for residents along the route, and provide a great transportation alternative for students at the University of Minnesota and neighboring colleges and universities.”