Could the latest setback to Southwest LRT actually jeopardize the project?

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Peter Callaghan It was an odd meeting.At a gathering of the Met Council earlier this week, the organization’s staff spent a lot time talking about why they couldn’t talk about the only thing most of those in the room wanted to talk about: why they were recommending that all four bids to do the bulk of the construction work on $1.858 billion Southwest LRT project should be rejected.Because the bid process is still active — and will be until either a contract is awarded or 14.5-mile extension of the the Green Line is spiked — all information is nondisclosable under state procurement law.Nondisclosable to the public. And nondisclosable to the bidders, including the apparent low bidder. Even the members of the Met Council who have to make...

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