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MN: Way Cleared for Southwest LRT Project to Seek Nearly $1B from Feds

The Southwest light-rail project is poised to take an important step forward this week after the Metropolitan Council negotiated a series of agreements with railroad companies that will permit LRT and freight rail to operate along much of the same corrido
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