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

Feb. 20: Railroad nixes reroute for Southwest LRT

On Thursday, a critical funding source, the Counties Transit Improvement Board (CTIB), sent a sharply worded letter to Metropolitan Council Chair Susan Haigh delivering the ultimatum. The board said that cities must act now or lose future funding.

Updated: February 20, 2014, - 09:43 PM

Feb. 19: FAA pulls plug on MSP's compromise takeoff plan

The plan to limit use of new takeoff technology, which was backed by the Metropolitan Airports Commission, would pose “unacceptable safety risks,” the FAA said.

Updated: February 19, 2014, - 09:28 PM

Southwest LRT reroute plan draws fire in St. Louis Park

Some St. Louis Park homeowners shouted at officials to express anger at the effort to move freight trains for Southwest...

Updated: February 12, 2014, - 11:20 PM

New rail plan draws familiar skepticism

Some critics of the Southwest Corridor route suggest planners go back to the drawing board.

Updated: February 10, 2014, - 11:48 PM

Railroad exec objects to plan for rerouting freight trains for Southwest LRT

President of the Twin Cities & Western sees some safety hazards.

Updated: February 05, 2014, - 09:52 PM

Southwest LRT: Railroad hasn’t signed off on any reroute for freight trains

Southwest light-rail consultant backtracks from reports of a deal.

Updated: February 04, 2014, - 08:42 PM

Tax increase urged for Southwest Corridor light rail line

Southwest Corridor supporters propose a metro boost in the sales tax as they scramble for local funding to qualify for federal help.

Updated: January 25, 2014, - 06:36 AM

Jan. 19: MSP poised to sell lottery tickets on iPads

The airport already offers electronic pulltabs on tablets at six other locations, but they lack the popularity of the lottery games that would be installed on 2,500 tablets that passengers now use for ordering food and drinks.

Updated: January 19, 2014, - 09:40 PM

St. Louis Park residents skeptical about Southwest light rail plan

Seeking to calm critics, Southwest Corridor planners unveiled the latest efforts to find an acceptable approach to rerouting freight trains for light rail.

Updated: January 09, 2014, - 09:12 PM

Met Council catches heat at Southwest light-rail gripe session

A consultant organized a gripe session for 200 people in the Kenwood neighborhood of Minneapolis, where some residents oppose running the Southwest light rail through a recreational corridor near their homes.

Updated: January 07, 2014, - 11:03 PM

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