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Residents present petition asking Metropolitan Council to suspend tree cutting for SWLRT

Petition signed by 2,900 delivered to Walz's office. 


Minneapolis residents and others calling for the Metropolitan Council to suspend tree cutting in the Kenilworth corridor for the Southwest light-rail line gathered nearly 2,900 signatures on a petition presented Tuesday to Gov. Tim Walz’s office.


A member of the governor’s staff accepted the petition asking the council to delay plans to cut down more than 1,000 trees along the popular trail until federal funding for the light-rail line is assured.


The $2 billion Southwest light-rail line will connect downtown Minneapolis with Eden Prairie, with service slated to begin in 2023. The Met Council is planning to apply for a $929 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to help pay for the project later this year.


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"Residents present petition asking Metropolitan Council to suspend tree cutting for Southwest light rail"; by Janet Moore; Star Tribune; May 15, 2019

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