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

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

Bicyclists say Southwest light-rail plan 'can work'

Opponents of the Southwest rail plan have cited its potential harm to bike trails, but cycling advocates say “it can work.”

Updated: January 06, 2014, - 10:01 PM

Dec. 19: Met Council hires firm for help in LRT meetings

But critics are unhappy with its connections to prominent DFLers.

Updated: December 19, 2013, - 09:49 PM

Ridership grows but subsidies stay high on Northstar commuter line

Lower fares bring more riders to the 40-mile northern commuter line, but taxpayers subsidize much of the cost, paying for roughly 83 percent.

Updated: December 17, 2013, - 09:40 AM

Dayton aides pitch transportation funding

But they haven’t committed to seeking a tax hike to pay for road and light-rail improvements.

Updated: December 06, 2013, - 11:35 PM

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