Minneapolis Southwest Corridor
The Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority selected us to assist in the preparation of the Southwest Transitway Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). The DEIS will document the potential social, economic and environmental impacts of the project, as well as proposed measures to mitigate any adverse impacts in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Minnesota Environmental Policy Act (MEPA).
We are conducting technical analyses on three light rail transit (LRT) alignment alternatives that emerged from an Alternatives Analysis (AA) study, with the eventual goal of selecting a Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) to carry forward into preliminary engineering. We are also helping to successfully move the project through the Federal Transit Administration's project planning and development process. This includes refining the three LRT alternatives that resulted from the AA, as well as development of a sub-alternative resulting from the NEPA scoping process, to aid in the selection of the LPA.