Light rail-Minneapolis-downtownMinnesota is committed to building infrastructure to support the development of the community and make the Twin Cities a great place to do business. The Twin Cities transportation system connects a large area surrounding the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, with a strong suburban business community thanks to the infrastructure that connects the greater metro are to downtown Minneapolis. The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport connects the Twin Cities to the world, and makes it easy to do business with Delta, Mesaba and Sun Country hubs at the MSP Airport.

For suburban dwellers working downtown, the Twin cities transportation feature of the light rail system makes commuting a breeze. The Hiawatha Line light rail services 34,000 riders daily, and connects the MSP Airport and Mall of America to the downtown Minneapolis-St. Paul area. The Northstar Line connects commuters from north of the cities to Target Field in downtown Minneapolis and the Metro Green Line connects Minneapolis and St. Paul. The future expansion of the light rail system will include the Southwest LRT connecting major suburb Eden Prairie to Minneapolis. Once completed, the Twin Cities transportation light rail system will connect the entire metro area, stimulating the economy.

Twin Cities Transportation at a glance

  • 2012 Travel & Leisure ranked the MSP Airport the best in the nation
  • Airlines out of the MSP Airport serve 135 nonstop markets including 114 domestic and 20 international markets
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul is one of the most logistics-friendly areas nationwide, according to Expansion Management, receiving five stars and ranking high in crucial indicators such as road conditions, trucking, and warehousing
  • In 2012, Airport Revenue News awarded the MSP airport US Frequent Traveler award for the airport with the best retail design.

Minneapolis Light Rail Time Lapse

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