Will Minneapolis St Paul Light Rail Slow Fire Trucks?

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(John Keefe, WNYC)

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A new light rail line is in the works to connect Minneapolis to St. Paul, raising both hopes and concerns in neighborhoods along the way.

Today, a group of journalists visiting St. Paul's "Frogtown" neighborhood heard worries that the new tracks in their community will hurt firefighter response times by cutting off streets and changing traffic patterns.
As part of a citizen-sourcing project called Public Insight Journalism, the reporters are casting a net to urban planners, fire officials and traffic experts to help dig into this story. If you have information or knowledge that would help, they would love to hear from you.

Listen here to Minnesota Public Radio's terrific four-part series on the line.