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The Central Corridor is a segment of the regional transit network that will link three of the greatest traffic generators in the region: downtown Minneapolis, the University of Minnesota, and downtown St. Paul. The Central Corridor light rail transit (CCLRT) line is an above ground train system that will run from downtown St. Paul, past the Minnesota State Capitol, along University Avenue, through Minnesota's Research Corridor on the University's East Bank,onto the West Bank, and will end in connection with the Hiawatha line downtown Minneapolis.
The Metropolitan Council is responsible for design and construction of the line. They are also heading up the Central Corridor project team in collaboration with the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Hennepin and Ramsey counties, and the University of Minnesota.
The project has an estimated cost of $914.8 million, with the FTA funding 50 percent of the capital costs. The other 50 percent will be paid with state and county funds: the metro county transit sales tax will provide 30 percent of the cost, the state will provide 10 percent, Ramsey will provide 7 percent and the remaining 3 percent will be provided by Hennepin County.
The University’s budget will not be affected by the cost of the Central Corridor line.
September 2010 Agreement
Ambient Vibration Data
April 2010 Framework Agreement
University Memorandum of Understanding
Board of Regents Resolution - 2009
Board of Regents Resolution - 2008
University Official FEIS Comments
CCLRT Record of Decision
Summary of University of Washington Agreement with Puget Sound Transit