A Bus Tour of Light Rail?

July 12, 2013 at 1:43 pm Leave a comment

By Andrew Richter

Anyone want to go on this…….yeah right!

Golden Valley residents interested in getting a first-hand experience with light rail transit (LRT) can join a four-hour tour starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at Golden Valley City Hall.

Four hour tour!!! That’s longer then Gilligan’s island!

Organized and narrated by Hennepin County officials, the tour of the Hiawatha LRT will begin at Golden Valley City Hall. A chartered bus will take attendees to the Interchange LRT station at Target Field, where they will board a train and ride to the 50th Street Station. 

There they will disembark and walk along the LRT to the VA Hospital Station, examining pre-existing and new development along the Hiawatha LRT corridor. At the VA Hospital Station attendees will re-board the train and continue the journey south to the Mall of America. A bus will be waiting at the Mall of America to bring attendees back to Golden Valley City Hall.

The tour, which will be subsidized by Metro Transit and Hennepin County, will be free to Golden Valley residents. Residents should be aware that the tour involves walking for approximately ¾ of a mile. Walking will be at a slow pace, and the sidewalks will be accessible to wheelchairs.

Subsidized by Hennepin County and Metro Transit? Well that’s no big deal….they, or should I say the taxpayers, subsidize light rail anyway.

The tour can accommodate up to 33 people. Because of space constraints, this event is available only to Golden Valley residents age 18 or older. Tour spots will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Better sign up quick!



Entry filed under: Agenda 21, City Government, Golden Valley, Hennepin, Mayor, Met Council.

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