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 light-rail plan advances without endorsement

Transit policymakers avoided taking a stand on light-rail project as the governor prepares to weigh in on talks.

Updated: October 15, 2013, - 09:15 AM

Southwest LRT tunnel plan near crucial decision

A plan to dig tunnels for Southwest line approaches a key vote, with policymakers poised to proceed over Minneapolis’ objections.

Updated: October 13, 2013, - 09:08 AM

Oct. 9: Mayor Rybak casts only ‘no’ vote on Southwest light-rail tunnels

Minneapolis votes no, but an advisory panel of metro leaders endorsed a Metropolitan Council plan to hide light-rail trains in tunnels through a recreation area.

Updated: October 09, 2013, - 11:02 PM

Metro leaders face key vote on Southwest LRT tunnels

Future of Southwest line in the balance as controversy continues.

Updated: October 08, 2013, - 11:37 PM

Freight reroute study prompts new look at LRT dispute

A study says there is a cheaper way to reroute freight train traffic to St. Louis Park to make room...

Updated: October 05, 2013, - 09:44 PM

Southwest light-rail line tunnel plan put on hold

Metro leaders hesitate after Minneapolis blasts plan to sink light-rail line in tunnels through recreational area to avoid rerouting freight trains.

Updated: October 02, 2013, - 11:29 PM

Mpls. tunnels endorsed by Southwest light-rail planners

Planners of the thorny Southwest transit line now would route trains under a popular Minneapolis trail and spare St. Louis Park.

Updated: October 01, 2013, - 11:56 PM

Southwest Corridor light-rail cost concerns linger

Pressure builds on use of Kenilworth corridor of Minneapolis as recommendation nears on where to put freight train traffic.

Updated: September 30, 2013, - 10:51 PM

Railroad holds clout on Southwest LRT

The fight over the Southwest Corridor light-rail route illustrates the power of railroads to protect their interests at the expense of a public-works project.

Updated: September 28, 2013, - 06:44 AM

Legislators add pressure to move freight trains for Southwest LRT

Transportation committee leaders criticize a decision to vote on key elements of the Southwest Corridor project without further study.

Updated: September 26, 2013, - 10:03 PM

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