Attend one of the public hearings on the Bottineau Transitway
You are invited to attend one of a series of open house and public hearing for the Bottineau Transitway, including one in Minneapolis. The transitway is a proposed light-rail line that would connect Minneapolis to the northwestern suburbs of Golden Valley, Robbinsdale, Crystal and Brooklyn Park. The line would be an extension of the METRO Blue Line that currently runs from downtown Minneapolis to Mall of America in Bloomington.
The public hearings will be hosted by the Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority. At the hearings, you’ll be able to find out more about the proposed project and comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). The Minneapolis hearing will take place on Thursday, May 8:
Bottineau Transitway Public Hearing
Thursday, May 8
Urban Research and Outreach/Engagement Center
2001 Plymouth Avenue North
4:30 to 5:30 p.m. public open house
5:30 p.m. formal public hearing
If you can’t make the public hearing in Minneapolis, there will be others outside of the city. Go to www.bottineautransitway.org for a list of other meetings.
The DEIS is a tool for decision making that describes the positive and negative environmental effects of a proposed project. The public comment period on the Bottineau Transitway DEIS will continue through May 29, 2014.
You can see the Draft Environmental Impact Statement at www.bottineautransitway.org. Printed copies are also available to review at the following Minneapolis locations:
· North Regional Library - 1315 Lowry Ave. N.
· Sumner Library - 611 Van White Memorial Blvd.
· Minneapolis Central Library – 300 Nicollet Mall
· Minneapolis City Hall – 350 South 5th Street, Room 203
Published May 2, 2014