The Metro Transit Green Line LRT opens on Saturday, June 14th. This $957 million transit project, which began in 2010, runs from Target Field in Minneapolis through the heart of the University of Minnesota campus to Union Depot in St. Paul. The U of M is a major destination along the new line. Along with several new construction and redevelopment projects, Washington Avenue on the East Bank has been transformed into a transit-pedestrian mall reserved for trains, buses, pedestrians, and cyclists.
The following University of Minnesota researchers are available to provide a variety of perspectives on this major transit project and what it means for the Twin Cities:
- Transit and economic development: Yingling Fan, assistant professor at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and a leading researcher for the Transitway Impacts Research Program
- Transit and accessibility: Andrew Owen, director of the Accessibility Observatory
- Transit and traffic flow: John Hourdos, director of the Minnesota Traffic Observatory
- Transit and multimodal travel: Greg Lindsey, professor at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs
To schedule an interview with any of these experts, please contact: Michael McCarthy, Center for Transportation Studies, firstname.lastname@example.org, 612-624-3645.