Chart of the Day: Projected SWLRT Boardings circa 2007

At this point is seems like endangered water under the expensively reconstructed bridge, but (via Brendon Slotterback’s Twitter), here’s a chart from a 2007 document from back in the Southwest Light Rail (SWLRT) planning daze.

Here are the projected boardings for the different modes and alignments that were on the table at the time:

SWLRT boarding estimates

As Slotterback says, “Route 3A (the selected route) was projected to have lower average boardings than 3C.”

Slotterback also points out that current costs for the project,  now called the “Green Line Extension”, have reached the original “higher” cost of the 3C route.

For much more on SWLRT alignment decision, check out the archives.

Bill Lindeke

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Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.