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Light rail option scrapped for Gateway Corridor

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The most costly remaining transit option for the Gateway Corridor project was jettisoned Thursday by a key panel.

Gateway Corridor Commission members moved forward two transit plans – bus-rapid transit and a managed lane option – but scrapped light-rail transit.

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According to a resolution passed by the commission, the final dagger for LRT was its $950 million price tag, which came without an appreciable boost in ridership when compared to BRT.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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