Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Light Rail News, 28 Jul 2004

Light-rail critic says tie-up kept quiet (St. Paul Pioneer Press) - Minnesota Department of Transportation officials have known for years that Hiawatha light-rail trains could cause traffic tie-ups on nearby Hiawatha Avenue but kept that information from the public, a leading critic claimed Tuesday. Rep. Phil Krinkie, R-Shoreview, contends that some MnDOT officials tried to delay public knowledge of the potential for congestion to preserve the $715 million line's political prospects.


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