Great News for Transit Riders, Bicyclists, and Pedestrians!
Two Minnesota projects have received grants from the US Department of Transportation. The funding is part of the TIGER III program that invests in U.S. transportation infrastructure.
The Minneapolis Transit Interchange project is awarded $10 million. This project consists of a new passenger platform, storage and staging tracks, and a new plaza at the
Target Field LRT station in Downtown Minneapolis. The improvements are needed to accommodate the expected growth in ridership when the Central Corridor light rail line opens in 2014. Additional funding to complete the project will come from state, county, and local sources. Click here for more information about this project.
Additionally, the City of Northfield is awarded more than $1 million to construct a pedestrian bridge across Hwy 3 and the existing railroad tracks. This award is more than 2/3 of the total cost of the project. This bridge will serve a large number of bicyclists and pedestrians in an area where 23% of trips are made on foot or by bicycle. This will be a significant improvement to the safety and mobility of Northfield residents.
Read TLC's letter of support for several projects: Download Henn cnty TIGER TLC support letter FINAL