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Rep-Elect Dean Phillips Expresses Full Support for Southwest Light Rail Project

Congressman-elect Dean Phillips released the following statement today after Southwest Light Rail received a letter of “no prejudice” from the Federal Transit Administration that allows the organization to begin soliciting construction contracts:

For too long, Minnesota has sent more money to Washington than has been returned. This is a rare opportunity to correct that course.

I have been, and will continue to be, a vocal advocate for infrastructure investments, including the Southwest and Bottineau Light Rail lines, for Minnesota’s Third District. The $1 billion investment in Southwest Light Rail will spur job growth, provide access to employment, and incentivize further economic development in communities along the line. I look forward to working with my colleagues in Congress, the Minnesota legislature, and the Walz administration to ensure these important projects are completed.