Local Officials Launch Green Line
June 16, 2014
The Green Line Light Rail line was launched on June 14, 2014. It's a one billion dollar transit project linking downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul along University Avenue.
Free rides through the first weekend gave thousands the chance to see what all the excitement was about. The festivities were launched at a ceremony held inside the refurbished Union Depot in downtown St. Paul.
Eleven public officials had a few minutes each to talk about the years of work that led to this opening weekend. We’ll hear some excerpts, including comments from Hennepin County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, Federal Transportation official Peter Rogoff, Governor Mark Dayton, Metropolitan Council Chair Sue Haigh and Fifth district Congressman Keith Ellison. We'll also hear from Twin Cities artist Seitu Jones. KFAI's Terry Carter will introduce the comments.
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