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News & Updates for October 2007

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October 25, 2007

Northstar Construction Update - October 24

This week, Northstar is continuing construction of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Connection in downtown Minneapolis and the Vehicle Maintenance Facility in Big Lake. Details on this weeks construction activities are included below.

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October 18, 2007

Northstar Construction Update - October 17

The Northstar Projects request for a Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) was approved last week by the Federal Transit Administration, Office of the Secretary of Transportation and Office of Management and Budget. This is a critical step toward obtaining federal funding for Northstar, which accounts for nearly half of the Projects cost. Following a 60-day congressional review period, the FFGA can officially be granted and Northstar will have secured the full federal funding commitment needed to complete the Project and begin Northstar Commuter Rail service in late 2009.

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October 15, 2007

Northstar Construction Update - October 11

This week, Northstar is continuing its construction of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Connection in downtown Minneapolis and the Vehicle Maintenance Facility in Big Lake. The following is a summary of this weeks construction activities.

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October 12, 2007

Northstar Commuter Rail Funding Makes It To Capitol Hill

ANOKA, Minn. The Northstar Commuter Rail Projects application for a Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) has entered the last stretch of the federal approval process in Washington. The FFGA package has received approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Office of Management and Budget, and it will now begin a 60-day review with Congress. The agreement will secure approximately $156.8 million of federal funding for construction and trains.

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October 05, 2007

Northstar Construction Update - October 2

This week, Northstar is continuing its construction of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Connection in downtown Minneapolis and the vehicle maintenance facility in Big Lake. The following is a summary of this week’s construction activities.

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