As a Downtown resident, I can’t fully express how excited I am to finally see a start date for the new light rail. June 14th, I may just need to celebrate. Truth be told, I probably won’t use the LRT much, as I really don’t go to Minneapolis all that often. However, I’m excited to see this project finally coming to an end. Living a block away from the Cedar & 10th stop, we’ve dealt with some pretty intense construction issues (noise, power loss, road closures, etc). Having the trains operational, I hope brings back some sense of normal to our little neighborhood.
I’m sure the train will be very popular for the Downtown residents that work in Minneapolis. With Downtown St Paul being an easy commute (I said easy, not fast), this should help making working in MPLS and living in STP just a little bit easier.
What’s your take on the trains?