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

March 16: Small railroad at center of LRT fight has big stake

TC&W railroad, a big player in farm country, poses a major obstacle to Twin Cities Southwest light-rail project.

Updated: March 21, 2014, - 09:28 PM

'Close calls' at MSP top most busier U.S. airports

Current and former air traffic controllers say the airport’s layout, urban location and heavy reliance on two runways can create a more challenging environment than airports with more room to maneuver.

Updated: March 17, 2014, - 09:42 AM

Condo, townhouse residents prefer freight trains to light rail traffic

Resident groups say they’d rather have freight trains than ground-level light rail, and they complain Minneapolis is ignoring their concerns...

Updated: March 13, 2014, - 11:06 PM

Met Council proposes $85M Southwest LRT tunnel

Facing stiff opposition from Minneapolis, planners of the Southwest Corridor light-rail line are considering a more expensive option for putting the transit out of sight.

Updated: March 12, 2014, - 11:45 PM

March 5: Mpls. City Council votes against LRT tunnels

Minneapolis City Council opposes digging tunnels for contentious light-rail line.

Updated: March 05, 2014, - 09:40 PM

Obituary: Acropol Inn owner Aris Apostolou launched a St. Paul landmark

It was a rags-to-restaurant story. Aris and Cassandra Apostolou leave Greece for America, wash dishes and wait tables and scrape...

Updated: February 23, 2014, - 12:54 AM

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

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