Northstar Commuter Rail
Northstar Corridor Development Authority
Kimley-Horn provided overall project management and engineering services for the Northstar Commuter Rail project, a 40-mile-long corridor with six stations and a vehicle maintenance facility. Kimley-Horn's efforts started at advanced preliminary engineering and continued through final design and construction oversight into implementation. Kimley-Horn also pushed the project through the FTA New Starts process, and assisted with the coordination of railroad improvements and service implementation on the active BNSF Railway corridor. The project included a four-block extension of light rail transit (LRT) to connect the commuter rail line to an existing LRT corridor at downtown Minneapolis station adjacent to and integrated into the new Minnesota Twins Ballpark.