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Southwest LRT Green LineThe proposed Southwest Light Rail Transit (SWLRT) line is a high-frequency train that will connect downtown Minneapolis to Eden Prairie through St. Louis Park, Hopkins and Minnetonka.

Click here for background information about the project from an article published in the September-October 2013 issue of the Life in the Prairie newsletter.

Project Information and Input

The lead agency for the project is the Metropolitan Council, which has established a Southwest LRT Project Office to oversee the project, address public comments and provide frequent project updates. Visit for more information and subscribe to receive “Southwest LRT News” email updates.

Municipal Consent Process
The Metropolitan Council voted to advance the SWLRT (METRO Green Line Extension) project April 9, 2014.This action set into motion a “municipal consent” process which includes the preliminary design plans being submitted to Hennepin County and the five affected cities for review and approval.

Click here to learn more about Eden Prairie's municipal consent process.

Share Your Thoughts
The Southwest LRT community outreach coordinators are the first point of contact for members of the public, community organizations and corridor businesses. They are available to answer questions, receive input on the project and help resolve issues.

Daren Nyquist, Metropolitan Council’s outreach coordinator for Eden Prairie, can be reached at 612-373-3894.

Southwest LRT Beyond the Rails is an online platform for community dialogue — to join the conversation visit

Southwest LRT Community Works was created by Hennepin County in 2009 to put in place partnerships that will catalyze transit oriented development along the corridor, connect communities to LRT stations and create welcoming spaces around LRT stations. This effort supports LRT design and construction work by focusing “beyond the rails” including developing detailed plans for station area neighborhoods near proposed LRT stations. Visit to learn more.

Last updated: 4/17/2014 3:15:14 PM