Today, CURA (Center for Urban and Regional Affairs) is a nationally recognized center that connects talented residents, community
organizations, government agencies, and researchers to develop new knowledge about public policy issues. Ultimately, this knowledge
improves public decision-making, resulting in smarter investments, stronger communities, and a better quality of life for
Minnesota and the nation. The Blue Line Extension has been in the works or over a decade. In response to these concerns
and to ensure the Blue Line Extension transit investment benefits current corridor residents and businesses.