Southwest light rail, a project left for dead (more than once), is 25 percent complete

26 Aug 2020


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When Hennepin County Commissioner Jan Callison thinks of the long saga known as the Southwest Light Rail Project, she said she thinks of the movie “The Princess Bride.”

The Princess Bride?

Specifically, the scene when Westley’s friends think he is dead and bring him to see the character Miracle Max, played by Billy Crystal: “It just so happens that your friend here is only mostly dead,” Max says. “There’s a big difference between mostly dead and all dead.”

Says Callison: “There were times when I like to say that this project was mostly dead. We cupped it in our hands and we blew on it and we kept it alive.”

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