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Continued: MPR studios feel the bad vibes from light-rail tracks

  • Article by: KEVIN DUCHSCHERE , Star Tribune
  • Last update: April 18, 2014 - 11:25 AM

In the end, MPR agreed to work on noise mitigation with the Met Council, which proposed the floating concrete slab on rubber pads. MPR thought a slab positioned on steel springs would be better, if more expensive, and sued. A Ramsey County judge found no evidence that the Met Council had breached the agreement and dismissed the case.

The U also had sued the Met Council over the light-rail route but dropped the suit after signing off on an exacting 40-page agreement that listed specifics on construction, testing and possible remedies.

U spokesman Chuck Tombarge said Thursday that university officials are evaluating testing conducted over several months by the Met Council on vibration and electromagnetic interference issues.

“The U is in discussions with the Metropolitan Council as to the implications of the results,” he said.

 

Kevin Duchschere • 651-925-5035

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