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Twin City Light Rail Woes

Postby SOO2719 » Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:34 pm

LRT At Union Depot And Train Days Banner 6 6 2021.JPG

This picture I took of an eastbound Green Line train at St. Paul Union Depot this past Sunday during Union Depot Train Days 2001 gives no hint of two problems currently bedeviling Twin City light rail. First, drug and alcohol use on Metro Transits Blue and Green lines is skyrocketing:

https://kstp.com/news/reports-of-drug-use-intoxication-and-overdoses-reveal-depth-of-public-health-crisis-on-light-rail/6134706/

Second, the Southwest LRT continues to rise in cost:

https://www.startribune.com/funding-changes-for-tunnel-construction-hint-at-southwest-lrt-complexity/600066504/
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Re: Twin City Light Rail Woes

Postby tom c » Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:47 pm

Tony, I cant read unless I sign up and that isnt going to happen.. Give us the cliff notes on the subject.

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