Current Planning Efforts
Further planning is underway in three of the seven corridors identified in the Minneapolis Streetcar Feasibility Study - Nicollet Avenue S, Central Avenue NE, and the Midtown Corridor - through two Alternatives Analysis studies:
In March 2010, the City Council approved the long-term streetcar network identified in the Minneapolis Streetcar Feasibility Study Final Report. This report recommends a long-term streetcar network made of seven of the most heavily used Primary Transit Network corridors that could be implemented in 20-50 years, depending on funding availability. It was developed with the assistance of the 30+ member Access Minneapolis Project Steering Committee and presented in nine public meetings held in October 2007. The final report was completed and presented to City Council in January 2008.
- Streetcar Feasibility Study Final Report – Dec. 2007 (PDF, 7 MB)
- Streetcar Feasibility Study Executive Summary – Dec. 2007 (PDF, 600 K)
- Long-Term Streetcar Network Map – Dec. 2007 (PDF, 400 K)
(Additional supporting documentation from the Feasibility Study is available under Project Documents.)
In March 2010, a second study, the Minneapolis Streetcar Funding Study Final Report was also presented to City Council. This report examines a set of financial tools that could enable funding of a possible "starter line" in the long-term streetcar network, including both local funding options and federal funding options.
- Streetcar Funding Study Final Report – March 2010 (PDF, 4 MB)
- Streetcar Funding Study Executive Summary – March 2010 (PDF, 800 K)
- Streetcar Funding Study Presentation to T&PW Committee – March 23, 2010 (PDF, 3 MB)
Last updated Feb. 21, 2013