The light-rail construction around campus is behind schedule, while the overall light-rail project has reached a 40 percent completion. There are two parts of the projects in campus missing their deadlines, the Oak Street intersection and the opening of Washing Avenue. The author provides lots of details about the delay before analyzing the reasons. One of the main reasons is constraints imposed by the University, according to Met Council spokeswoman, Laura Baenen. On the other hand, Kathleen O'Brien, vice president of University Services argued that it is unfair to attribute the delay to the University, since the agreement was reached before the contractor finally made the schedule. Besides, other given reasons are conflicts moving private utilities and field issues such as unknown utilities under the ground.
I found this article on Minnesota Daily, a newspaper focusing on campus life. The author articulates how the light-rail project lags on and uses others' opinions trying to figure out why the construction is behind schedule. The author doesn't include personal point of views. It seems that what the article does is basically provide information, but let readers themselves to make a judgment whether the University constraints affect the light-rail construction.