Mayor Rybak Statement on Collapse of Central Corridor Talks between University of Minnesota and Metropolitan Council
March 26, 2010 (MINNEAPOLIS) — Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak today issued the following statement on the collapse of negotiations between the University of Minnesota and the Metropolitan Council to resolve the impasse over the construction of Central Corridor light rail.
"It’s reasonable for the University to have concerns about the possible effects of Central Corridor on research that is very important to the future of our state. What’s unreasonable is that their list of demands keeps growing even as their concerns are being addressed.
"We’re not trying to build a nuclear reactor here, we’re trying to build a transportation project that will have transformational benefits for the campus. A historic project that will benefit a whole region needs partnership, and we need the University to be a partner."
Published Mar. 26, 2010