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

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

Nov. 30: LRT foes tout park tranquility in southwest Mpls.

Park Board objects to light-rail bridge over channel near Cedar Lake, although nearby homeowners have private access to parkland.

Updated: November 30, 2013, - 05:41 PM

Southwest light-rail review faces long odds

Southwest Corridor’s freight, transit rerouting options revisited.

Updated: November 16, 2013, - 06:53 PM

Dayton unveils plans for $300 million in highway projects

He also renewed pitch for money for other transportation projects. But he acknowledged that raising taxes to do so could be a tough sell.

Updated: November 14, 2013, - 07:18 PM

Southwest Corridor light-rail project foes flex political muscle

The fight over the LRT line shows how a small but connected group can influence transit decisions, even as some others in the Kenilworth area are warming to the plan, which involves hiding the light-rail line in nearly a mile of tunnels.

Updated: November 03, 2013, - 08:44 PM

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