Rep. Omar Statement on Federal Grant for Southwest Light Rail Transit

September 14, 2020
Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS— Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released the following statement after the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced a $928.8 million grant for the Southwest Light Rail Transit project, stretching between Minneapolis and Eden Prairie.

“I’m grateful that the FTA approved this critical funding stream for Southwest Light Rail, something I have advocated for since being sworn in. This is a vital project to our community—one that will help commuters in my district get to work safely, relieve congestion and cut back on carbon emissions. At a time when our district is dealing with a public health crisis, an economic crisis, and the fallout of George Floyd’s murder at the hands of police, this project will help us get back on our feet.”