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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.
Ibrahim Mohamed has worked at MSP for the past 11 years. At one time, he drove a truck while assigned to empty the toilets and refill the water systems on airliners.
An ambitious effort to modernize Minnesota’s driver’s license and vehicle registration system has taken years and cost nearly $37 million, but the state has little to show for it so far. By 2018, when it's expected to be completed, the price tag could be as much as $93 million.
The Teen Driver Support System smartphone app was developed after nearly 10 years of work. The U is now exploring whether the app can be commercialized.
The proposal would likely mean Minnesotans would pay more at the pump, plus see a half-cent metro-area sales tax. Dayton also wants a metro sales-tax increase for mass transit upgrades.
Call for new wholesale gas tax and higher license fees mirrors Gov. Dayton’s transportation plan.
State still on the hook for $121 million for the project.
A multibillion-dollar fix is needed for state's highway system, one of country's most run down.
The report, ordered by the Minnesota Legislature, identified the 100 highest-risk intersections when oil trains pose a risk because tracks cross roads and highways.
Even with heightened security these days, it’s a tad surprising that travelers still bring loaded guns to airports in their carry-on bags. Every week,…
A motorist was killed in a head-on collision in North Branch on Saturday evening, according to the State Patrol.The accident occurred on Hwy. 95 and…
Peter Lupori was a respected artist and beloved professor at St. Catherine University whose passion for art influenced and delighted generations in the Twin Cities…
Decision affects more than 2,000 people who are employed by firms at Minneapolis-St. Paul International.
Cities often end up posting restrictions to discourage hide-and-riders from taking up parking spots on residential streets to ride the light rail. But while there are free park-and-ride lots along the Blue Line, no such lots exist along the Green Line
Metro Transit is releasing basic plans for suburban light-rail stations; proposals to be fine-tuned in 2015.
Economics push young adults to expand their transportation menu beyond the automobile and to bikes, buses and trains.
Public input on channel bridge will be sought in 2015.
Metropolitan Council Chairwoman Susan Haigh announced her resignation Wednesday, saying it has proved too time-consuming to juggle the demands of her work for the regional…
They allege they were forced out for challenging operations.
Call for caution comes after trucks hit seven bridges in past month.
Workers present case to Metropolitan Airports Commission.
As planned, Union Depot has attracted most all modes of transport since reopening in 2012 after a $243 million renovation. What appears to be missing — at least for now — is a robust offering of retail shops and restaurants, so common at other historic train stations across the country.
Met Council says it based $13.7 million decision on audit showing agency falsified records, not on official’s problems with SEC.
A fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control facility caused 22 flights from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to be canceled Friday morning.
Security lines ease as nearly half of U.S. travelers enter PreCheck program.
DARTS contracts canceled as audit finds falsified records and inadequate bus maintenance.
The views aren’t picturesque, but convenience has its own appeal for the first people moving into homes in the parking lots of shopping centers.
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