Pat Doyle

Reporter | State Capitol
Phone: 651-222-1210
Pat Doyle covers state government and politics from the Star Tribune's state capitol bureau in St. Paul, focusing on statewide and congressional elections, campaign finance, and business and economic issues.

Recent content from Pat Doyle

Southwest LRT funders balk at cities' wish lists

Public bankrollers of Twin Cities area transit projects worry they’ll be paying for extras requested by cities.

Updated: June 18, 2014, - 09:47 PM

Hopkins OKs Southwest LRT design; Eden Prairie delays vote

Eden Prairie delays its vote because of bus questions.

Updated: June 17, 2014, - 11:26 PM

Deadlines loom for $1.68 billion Southwest light-rail project

Minneapolis has yet to schedule a public hearing. The four other cities along the future light-rail route have already held hearings — a step required before cities can vote on the plans within the next month.

Updated: June 12, 2014, - 08:54 PM

Soon-to-launch Green Line's role as a growth engine is so-so

At least $80 million has been invested over the past eight years, and there are concerns about whether the public investment will meet the goals of improving the economic bottom line.

Updated: May 31, 2014, - 06:13 AM

Freight rerouting pressed at St. Louis Park's Southwest light-rail hearing

As a series of public hearings on Southwest light rail are launched, speakers in St. Louis Park want rerouting plan off the table.

Updated: May 20, 2014, - 05:42 AM

Mediator hired for Southwest light-rail dispute

Minneapolis pressed for a third party to broker the route for a $1.68 billion light-rail line from downtown to Eden...

Updated: May 07, 2014, - 09:58 PM

Southwest LRT critics, defenders trade claims

Critics say Minneapolis won’t benefit because stops aren't in densely populated areas. But North Side seems to back the plan.

Updated: April 26, 2014, - 10:30 PM

Tunnel design mix-up snags Southwest Corridor light-rail plan

Planners for the new light-rail line sent Minneapolis officials the wrong designs for the controversial tunnels, an error that will delay the city’s review past a key deadline.

Updated: April 23, 2014, - 07:59 AM

Green Line may offer 24-hour LRT service

Met Council leaders agree it makes sense to offer later service.

Updated: April 21, 2014, - 09:06 PM

For Minneapolis, Southwest LRT hits deal or no-deal time

The Southwest Corridor light-rail project won a major victory last week, but now its supporters will learn whether Minneapolis will...

Updated: April 13, 2014, - 06:31 AM

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