City seeks input on passenger rail in Edina

The city of Edina is talking to residents and businesses about the possibility of studying passenger rail service through the community, specifically in the Dan Patch Corridor.

The city will host the second of two community conversations on this topic Thursday, Sept. 7, at the Public Works & Park Maintenance Facility, 7450 Metro Blvd. The community conversation has an open house-style, but formal presentations will be made at 5 and 6:15 p.m.

Consultants will recap the input received at the first community conversation, review results of an existing conditions and policy analysis and field additional questions before recommendations are made.

The Dan Patch Corridor runs north-south through Edina just west of Minnesota Highway 100. Through a combination of public input and analysis of existing conditions and policies, the Transportation Commission will make a recommendation to the city council in October regarding future study of passenger rail in Edina.

To learn more about the project and read a summary of public feedback from the first community conversation, visit the project website at