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St. Paul proposes unveils light rail development plans

Task forces announced Feb. 16 plans for a $1 billion light rail line connecting St. Paul with Minneapolis, which would also create a downtown village and more stores in the Midway.

The proposed light rail system would connect the capitol's historic landmarks and establish a transit hub at Union Depot, according to Tony Bennett, chairman of the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners.

Other developments within the plan include a major development at Midway consisting of new stores and city routes in the Midway, which could create up to 2,500 new jobs, according to a task force repor.

Officials are debating over the proposed transit route and the plan's high costs.