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In the coming years, 10 more rapid-bus lines will snake throughout the metro's busiest transit corridors — and last week, the network's build-out reached two milestones. Advocates say rapid-bus service offers passengers a light-rail-like experience but is far cheaper to build and maintain.
But transit planners say Congress crafts the budget, and much can change.
The Met Council will look for ways to cut construction costs, and then call for new bids next month.
Agreement needed for the proposed LRT line to move forward.
Minnesota has relied partly on gas tax revenue for highway upkeep, but that financial kitty has been shrinking. Lawmakers point out the MnDOT analysis doesn't necessarily mean tollbooths are on the horizon.
Private aircraft, drones to be barred from flying over U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday
It's an enormously complex effort involving hundreds of officers from 60 police departments across the state, 40 federal agencies, the Guard and more.
Commission was created to oversee regional planning body.
Probe would look at how LRT would affect condo complex.
St. Paul won't be part of a proposal being rolled out in Minneapolis.
Dedicated busway along I-94 to Woodbury would be a first in Minnesota.
New York firm picked to launch network in Twin Cities this summer.
Benefits of 13-mile project linking Brooklyn Park, Minneapolis and more touted.
They said an environmental study exploring the route from the Twin Cities to Milwaukee was a waste of taxpayer dollars.
Mpls. nonprofit, airport restaurants join forces to feed many.
Experts expect air travel to increase 3.5 percent this year. Friday was the busiest day for passengers clearing security, according to airport officials.
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Addition of crash wall is among reasons the line's debut now set for 2023.
After Atlanta crisis, Minnesota legislators ask about disaster plans.
Project will span 11.7 miles connecting downtown St. Paul to MSP Airport, MOA.
MnDOT puts driverless shuttle through its paces ahead of Nicollet Mall demonstration.
To stem possible conflicts of interest, the Metropolitan Council banned the firms from working on the construction stage because they had worked on its earlier design and engineering phases. Groups call ban 'arbitrary' and 'misguided.'
Airport is state's fourth-busiest, popular with private, corporate travelers.
Southwest light-rail project prompts review of Minneapolis industrial area.
The Federal Transit Administration is requiring an additional environmental study of a crash-protection wall that is planned along the proposed Southwest light-rail line. It is unclear whether the study will further delay the embattled $1.9 billion transit project.
Met Council's Gary Cunningham says "game-day pass" idea not properly vetted.
Hiring in suburbs leaves Twin Cities behind peers in jobs available by transit.
Idea delights some and worries some others.
Southwest planners must prepare mitigation plan.
Union has concerns about work rules, security and outsourcing. Met Council confident deal will get done.
Nice Ride will pick finalist in coming weeks; riders will see transition from bike stations.
Pioneering nonprofit wants to replace ubiquitous green bicycles
A shortage of construction workers and uncertainty about a potential rise in the cost of building materials could follow Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
No one expects the outrage that ensued when Portland replaced its carpeting.
Travelers can expect long lines at the airport and sparse lodgings available Up North.
Riverview line would connect downtown St. Paul with MSP Airport, MOA.
Met Council under fire for "inconsistencies" in books, but says it's a misunderstanding.
Judge says he will rule "quickly" on lawsuit filed more than three years ago to block project.
Program seeks to allay fears about proposed crash wall.
It's the largest contract awarded in the commission's 74-year history.
CTIB raised nearly $1 billion for metro-area transit.
Travelers at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport have their choice of nearly 50 new retailers and restaurants added over the past year. And more changes are coming.
More than two dozen new eateries are planned for the busiest terminal at MSP — ranging from local favorites to national chains offering sushi to steak.
Met Council asked to study how barrier will affect Minneapolis.
The decision responded to pricier-than-expected construction proposals, but the delay will add costs.
TSA formally introduced four "innovation lanes" at the south checkpoint in Terminal 1 a week ago and showed them off Tuesday. MSP is the seventh airport in the nation to be outfitted.
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Council says construction bids were too high; all could be rejected.
New Met Council leader recommends rejecting four bids as too high.
Citizens' group says thousands more metro residents are affected by the din of planes, and the noise has increased 30 percent since 2014.
Minneapolis, Met Council to work on community engagement over wall's appearance.
Concerns about a concrete wall along a part of the route concern Minneapolis officials and state lawmakers.
Move is a "milestone" but bids now face scrutiny from Met Council staff.
Talks with Met Council clear way for project to apply for $929 million in federal money.
The mall stop was deferred two years ago due to budget cuts.
Several hundred taxicab drivers at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport are upset about new rules overseeing the way credit card payments are processed for cab rides. The MAC says it's balancing needs of drivers and cab customers.
Some vehicle owners are reporting long waits for their tabs, titles and plates.
Come Oct. 1, passengers using public transit in the Twin Cities will pay more. The move was made despite widespread opposition.
The recommendation is to raise fares for local and express buses, light rail, and Northstar commuter rail by 25 cents.
State leaders set aside $2.5 billion for the program over the past decade, allowing the state to more aggressively tackle a backlog of bridge repairs. It also has left the state with one of the lowest percentage of structurally deficient bridges in the nation.
The move comes after an exchange between an officer and a Blue Line passenger in May was caught on video and went viral.
Frustration being aired about lack of movement in line's key negotiations.
Lowry Tunnel work added another headache to commuters already facing a partial light-rail shutdown, other headaches.
His lawyers are challenging deportation.
The move replaces an existing quarter-cent tax before CTIB dissolves itself.
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They want the officer, who stepped down from part-time job with Metro Transit police, out of the New Hope department.
But the outlook for any matching federal funding remains uncertain.
After nearly 10 years and $60M in spending, web upgrade is languishing.
Calhoun-Isles condo walls have cracks from area construction tremors.
The boards are considering raising the existing quarter-cent tax to a half-cent after the Counties Transit Improvement Board voted to disband by July 1.
Attorneys are also weighing a formal complaint about the handling of the case by the officer, who has since resigned.
Metro counties must now hold separate public hearings on transit tax.
Construction of the $1.9 billion project won't begin until later this fall.
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