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New Green Line open for business

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It took 5,500 people to build and created 200 permanent new jobs. The new Metro Green Line may not be a project everyone is rooting for, but it has the favor of a lot of people eager to take advantage of the multi-million dollar investment.

Among those celebrating the Twin Cities’ second light rail line at Union Depot Saturday morning were Mayors Betsy Hodges and Chris Coleman, Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, Congressman Keith Ellison and Governor Mark Dayton. Eager riders could hardly wait to hop on the Green Line for the first time and experience a near billion dollar investment firsthand.

The trains will run 24 hours a day, seven days a week and Senator Klobuchar called it a much needed boost in infrastructure and just another step in the direction of changing transportation in the United States.

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