Blue Line Extension Corridor Management Committee

Thursday, March 14, 2024
1:30 p.m. CDT

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  • Received a presentation on updated cost and ridership of the Blue Line Light Rail Project.

    • There are currently 18,000 riders per weekday on the Blue Line. In 2045 they are projecting 11,500-13,000 riders per weekday and 30,000 per weekday.
    • Updated projected cost of the line is $2.9 billion to $3.2 billion, which includes $700 million to $1 billion in contingency costs.
  • Federal funding is being sought for the project and has a set FTA of criteria that determine a rating for the project. The project is estimated to rate at Medium, while a Medium-High or High rating is desired.


By Jackie Renzetti 3/14/2024