Minnesota Public Radio Reaches Deal On Light Rail Noise
April 9, 2009 at 5:11 AM (PT)
MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO has reached agreement with the METROPOLITAN COUNCIL, resolving the broadcaster's dispute with the council over noise from the proposed light rail line that will pass in front of MPR's ST. PAUL studios.
The deal commits the project planners to put the tracks on a floating foundation for three blocks to dampen vibrations that might otherwise interfere with the radio operation. The deal also involves the move of a crossover switch away from the MPR building and other sound-isolating measures. MPR will also look for funding to reglaze its windows to lessen train noise in the building.