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Light-rail debate

Critical planning on the future extension of the light-rail will be made soon, said TwinCities.com.

A debate rages as the Central Corridor light-rail line linking St. Paul and Minneapolis must find a route that is affordable and convenient, but also can be built by 2014. TwinCities.com

The plan is to run the light-rail above ground along Washington Avenue to Snelling Avenue, and continue to downtown St. Paul. Administrators at the University of Minnesota are concerned with automotive and pedestrian traffic. WCCO

University of Minnesota Vice President Kathleen O'Brien said, "We believe that either the train needs to go below ground or the traffic needs to go somewhere else, or the train needs to go somewhere else."

Those for and against the plan are working on a compromise. A light-rail listening session wil be held on Wednesday at the University of Minnesota campus. TwinCities.com