Minneapolis light rail — possible model for Austin » 4-ARN_min-lrt-Blue-Line-trn-pax-debd-Cedar-Riverside-stn-2015118-2004-z_lh

Blue Line train at Cedar-Riverside station, closer in to the CBD, where the former railroad ROW is quite narrow. This is similar to the narrow railroad ROW of Austin’s MetroRail (Red Line), which ARN and other groups have advocated to be converted to LRT (from its current status as a diesel-propulsion light railway). LRT’s electric propulsion enables faster, smoother train operation that is less costly, cleaner, and friendlier to urban livability.


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