For those of you here in the Twin Cities, or just in Minnesota, or ... hell, anyone of you:
please write to the Light Rail authority and tell them that putting a train line 12 feet from a recording studio is stupid. The met council finally, after years of haggling, has approved extending the rail line into St. Paul. This will go 12 feet from the Minnesota Public Radio station's building, which also houses American Public Media (a.k.a., MPR). I think I'd be pretty annoyed if I was a parishioner at one of the churches in question - ooops, sorry, you can't pull the hearse up to the front steps of the church any more, there seems to be a train platform there.
If nothing else, please tell them that they need to perform the assessment required by the Fed. Transport Auth, which they haven't done.
Chair Peter Bell
mail: 390 Robert St. N.
St. Paul, MN 55101
other addresses are in the link for Mayor Coleman & Gov. Pawlenty
Thank you, for any of you who can do this. I appreciate it.
MPR's suggested text: although I know all of you are intelligent enough to write your own ... since you likely don't even live here, it's a simple cut & paste job.
"Please listen to Minnesota Public Radio's concerns regarding the Central Corridor Line and consider all options, including an alignment change, to protect this vital institution!"
4 hours ago