St. Paul Light Rail

Location St. Paul Minnesota
Organization ISAIAH, Policy Link, Take Action Minnesota

ISAIAH, TakeAction Minnesota and PolicyLink worked together in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area to conduct an HIA of proposed land-use changes related to a new light rail transit line that will connect the Twin Cities. The Central Corridor Light Rail Transit line, which runs through low-income and immigrant communities in St. Paul, could have wide-reaching, positive impacts on health if it leads to a reduction in air pollution and increased access to grocery stores, parks and open space without displacing local residents and businesses.

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Decision makers at all levels are using the fast-growing field of HIA to take health into account when making decisions in a broad range of sectors, including agriculture, education, energy and budgeting, in all types of locations--rural, suburban, and urban, local, regional or statewide. Learn more about the information sources that were used to develop this page.

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  • Status Complete
  • Completion Date 2012, January
  • Decision-Level Local
  • Sector Built Environment
  • Organization Type Nonprofit