LIGHT RAIL MEET...public meeting on LRT tonight

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The first public meeting to tell people about plans for the proposed Hiawatha Avenue light rail transit line will be held tonight in Minneapolis. The meeting is at the Air National Guard base next to Twin Cities International Airport. It's one of the first opportunities for people to learn about plans for buildling light rail through several Minneapolis neighborhoods from downtown to the Mall of America. Minnesota Public Radio's Dan Olson has more. Tonight's open house is being billed as an information not a planning session, and Longfellow resident Duane Townsend has some questions. Plans call for three light rail stations in his Minneapolis neighborhood. Townsend is the Longfellow Community Council president and an LRT supporter. He says the station plans he has seen don't include parking spaces for cars. LRT planners want to use buses to bring lrt riders to stations. Townsend says many riders

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