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What’s in a name? For transit stations, quite a bit. The Metropolitan Council says the name of a transit station should reflect local geography,…
The new 10-lane checkpoint soon to open in Terminal 1 offers more room with the hopes of reducing security snarls.
Friends and family are hard-pressed to say what Dr. Amy Doran Keppel didn’t do well — whether it was her career as a physician, impressive…
Council spokeswoman says rail opponents are engaging in a "fishing expedition."
Ridership totals from 2015 show use of the Blue Line was up more than 11 percent.
Next up are votes by cities along the proposed $1.5B Blue Line extension to northern suburbs.
Air passengers everywhere are tired of cramped, dirty and smelly airport bathrooms, to hear travel experts tell it. So the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is…
Panel listens to debate over opening airport to new options.
The simmering legal battle over the $1.77 billion Southwest light-rail line has bubbled back into public view as opponents seek information on how the state's most expensive transit project has been carried out so far.
First HOT lanes in the east metro will start collecting fees Monday during rush hours.
We’re in the throes of a busy holiday travel season, yet most travelers are probably unaware of new regulations involving airport body scanners. The…
Metro Transit will review procedures and signals after crashes this month that killed two and injured three.
The price of gas is a significant economic indicator because more than 90 percent of travelers plan to drive to their holiday destinations. Air travel is expected to rise from last year, too.
Data from 2014 and this year indicates that Native Americans are 152 percent more likely and African-American adults are 26 percent more likely to be cited for first-time fare evasion than their white counterparts.
Projects range from Blue Line light rail extension to Red Rock corridor.
For a fee, you can now escape the hustle and bustle of travel for 3 hours at Terminal 1.
New Flyer factory keeps U.S. transit system rolling.
One Met Council member asked last month whether the Mall of America's owner could pitch in financially. MOA officials disagreed.
It is part of campaign to win $15 an hour and better benefits.
The $9.65 million bridge upsets some on the Met Council.
A second Metro Mobility bus driver was fired for a sexual encounter with a developmentally disabled passenger.
The latest tool being deployed at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in the war on terror has four legs, a sleek black coat and a…
Metro Transit says bridge is needed to ensure safe passage for Viking stadium-goers.
The cost estimate for the next light-rail transit project in the Twin Cities, linking Minneapolis to the northern suburbs, now stands at $1.48 billion.
A pilot project with Car2Go, Zipcar and Hourcar awaits OK.
Drivers claim they are not paid for work performed before and after shifts.
Met Council, Metro Transit invest in solar power at wastewater plants, bus garages, maintenance facilities
Metropolitan Council honchos and others on Tuesday will tour the new solar energy “farm” at Shakopee’s Blue Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant — the largest project…
Whistleblower says he was fired after telling Met Council about bus safety problems.
Park Nicollet's new Women's Center consolidates women's specialties under one roof in St. Louis Park.
On Friday, Minneapolis became the last city along the Southwest light-rail line to approve (again) the transit project's route, essentially putting the project back on track after months of reworking. The City Council voted 10-3 to approve the scaled-back plan for the $1.77 billion line.
About a dozen BRT projects are in the works for the Twin Cities, with Orange Line between Burnsville and Minneapolis set for 2019 debut.
Salary could prove a challenge to finding a new Metropolitan Airports Commission leader.
The scaled-down plans move through second approvals.
Extension of Blue Line faces familiar obstacles as the controversial Southwest LRT.
When the Foshay Tower in downtown Minneapolis was re-christened the W Minneapolis Hotel in 2008, John C. "Jack" Dietrich was on hand to celebrate, wearing…
Research by University of Minnesota associate professor Yingling Fan has confirmed what many parents already know: Women spend more time running errands than men. But…
Lawsuits, financial concerns, municipal approvals still remain for the $1.77 billion project.
A nascent but fervent few workers are run-commuting in the Twin Cities and beyond. No car, transit pass or bicycle is necessary — just a well-hewn pair of running shoes and a plan for cleanup upon arrival on the job.
Last week, the online review website Yelp announced that its users may now officially review various federal government departments and services. That includes national parks,…
Usually, retailers and restaurant operators must stay open 365 days a year to win a coveted airport spot. But there is one big exception
Craft beer, a live music venue, and ethnic and food-truck fare are among the more than 50 proposals the airports commission is considering for MSP.
Bridge is part of a $13.2 million overhaul of busy Midway area.
Cab companies are expanding technology to help level the playing field with Uber and Lyft.
The increase reflects a recent transfer of land worth $30 million by the Hennepin County Railroad Authority. Half of that amount is expected to be matched by the Federal Transit Administration.
Though the judge rejected a request to immediately stop the project, he rapped the Met Council for its "significant drumbeat of support" for its preferred route.
Live music, food-truck fare, wine bars and craft beer are the kind of hipster sustenance, shops and amenities being considered by the Metropolitan Airports Commission to remake parts of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
The obscure financial tool would provide bridge financing to aid in rail line's cash-flow problems.
Even with his pay raise, to $200,095, he's still second from the bottom — Las Vegas is last.
Just when it seemed like a retooled Southwest light-rail line was back on track, the Metropolitan Council opted Wednesday to order a new round of public hearings that will stretch into October.
Met Council approves the line's new $1.74B budget.
The team will pay for half of the construction cost.
It's the first public body to give Southwest project extra boost.
The Met Council will vote on a proposal that caps team's share of pedestrian bridge at $3.5M.
Members of a Southwest light-rail line advisory board voted Wednesday to recommend ending the transit project at Southwest station in Eden Prairie, cutting about $250 million from the project's bottom line.
State funding for the light-rail line linking downtown Minneapolis and the southwest suburbs is still unclear.
After various ways to trim $341 million from the Southwest light-rail project's burgeoning budget were bandied about Wednesday, an advisory committee appears to be leaning toward a solution that hits Eden Prairie the hardest.
Commissioners downplay Sun Country shutdown threat.
Details from the Ryan Companies proposal for a $400 million redevelopment near new Vikings stadium.
Money would pay for $6M pedestrian walkway, but Vikings asked to contribute.
Lawmakers can't reach a deal to fund repairs, and taxpayers seem happy to keep paying less.
Several stations could be in jeopardy through effort to pare project's $2 billion price tag.
Gov. Dayton calls the bill "very, very disappointing."
Sun Country pilot dispute fueled the decision by he MAC.
Members of a transit board that is a key funder of the project say the board should not contribute more than the $496 million it had already promised.
Its $6 million cost pales in comparison to the $1 billion Minnesota Vikings stadium nearby, but a publicly financed pedestrian bridge at the Downtown East light-rail station is provoking protest from critics, who say the team should foot the bill.
Fate of Southwest light-rail line in hands of young, eclectic fan of Dutch transit ideas.
The additional $341 million in costs are tied to poor ground conditions and soil contamination in St. Louis Park and Hopkins.
Last Monday, a widely reported account of fare dodgers on the metro’s light-rail lines surfaced during a Minnesota House Transportation Policy and Finance committee meeting.…
73-59 vote follows lengthy, fractious debate.
The term “serial entrepreneur” was probably invented to describe Rodney Palmer Burwell. The Orono resident and Minnesota Business Hall of Fame recipient founded and was…
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has upgraded its fleet of firefighting aircraft — and not a moment too soon. More than 91 percent of…
Green Line sees more fare dodgers than older Blue Line, says a report to be discussed Wednesday.
The expansion will add 100 jobs and involves improving an existing building at the company's sprawling 3-million-square-foot complex, parts of which date back a century, and purchasing new machinery.
University of Minnesota Prof. Greg Lindsey has been named the first “Scholar in Residence” at the Minnesota Department of Transportation. This may strike some —…
Republicans object to tax and fee hikes, suggest using budget surplus and cutting spending instead.
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