Tim Harlow

Reporter | Traffic and transportation
Phone: 612-673-7768
Tim covers traffic and transportation issues in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, and likes to get out of the office, even during rush hour.

Recent content from Tim Harlow

Loose plate caused Blue Line light rail train derailment

Blue Line trains were back on track just in time for Monday’s morning commute as crews finished making emergency repairs to overhead wires and a pole damaged in a freak derailment over the weekend in Bloomington.

Updated: September 22, 2014, - 08:04 PM

Metro Transit set Minnesota State Fair records, too

Metro Transit was hoping for a 3 percent increase in bus ridership to the State Fair in 2014. It got...

Updated: September 17, 2014, - 11:27 PM

The Drive: Nick Musachio and the Always Green Traffic Control

A St. Paul inventor has an idea to keep drivers moving.

Updated: September 15, 2014, - 06:12 AM

Obituary: Harold Melby was a legend at Groveland Elementary

A portrait of Harold Melby hangs in the entryway of Groveland Elementary in Minnetonka. It’s a fitting reminder that the...

Updated: September 13, 2014, - 05:58 PM

Labor Day Weekend accident death toll hits 5-year low

Minnesota recorded its lowest number of traffic-related fatalities over a Labor Day weekend in the past five years with one...

Updated: September 10, 2014, - 09:01 PM

MVTA kicks off ticket machines

Read more of this blog at startribune.com/local/blogs.It’s now a whole lot easier for Minnesota Valley Transit Authority bus riders at...

Updated: September 09, 2014, - 05:38 PM

The Drive: Making the case for bicycle helmets

Cathy Vansteenburg looks at her blood-streaked and cracked bicycle helmet with great appreciation. It saved her life, she says.

Updated: September 08, 2014, - 07:27 AM

Hwy. 41 in Chaska reopens after fatal head-on crash

The head-on crash involving a passenger car and a dump truck happened just after 11 a.m. on Hwy. 41 north...

Updated: September 04, 2014, - 02:28 PM

Bye-bye to last traffic light between Twin Cities, Rochester on Hwy. 52

Good riddance to the last traffic light on Hwy. 52 between the Twin Cities’ southern reaches and Rochester.Road crews turned...

Updated: September 03, 2014, - 11:51 PM

The Drive: Lessons learned in return to driving school

Over the past two years, The Drive has covered a number of topics regarding rules of the road, tackling everything...

Updated: September 01, 2014, - 07:05 AM

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