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 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

Lack of options sets up battle on Southwest light-rail line

Metro leaders expressed frustration at the influence of the freight railroad industry over key decisions facing the future Southwest LRT.

Updated: September 26, 2013, - 09:14 AM

Sept. 24: Consultant has conflict over route review

Finding a less costly and controversial route for freight traffic away from the LRT line hits another obstacle as a...

Updated: September 24, 2013, - 09:13 PM

Mayor R.T. Rybak urges broader Southwest light-rail inquiry

Mayor asks agency to expand search for a way to reroute freight cars.

Updated: September 20, 2013, - 10:52 PM

County funders: Ditch Southwest LRT tunnels in Minneapolis

County funders say planners should eliminate two tunnels in Minneapolis and instead place the line next to existing freight tracks.

Updated: September 18, 2013, - 08:11 PM

Sept. 12: Railroad flexes its muscle over LRT

TC&W complained Met Council isn’t listening to its concerns.

Updated: September 12, 2013, - 10:00 PM

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