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Transportation bill still requires Senate approval before it gets to Dayton.
A cellphone video of a Metro Transit police officer asking a light-rail passenger about his immigration status went viral Friday, prompting the transit agency to launch an internal investigation.
Biggest MSP carrier appeals for help to level the playing field.
Nearly a quarter of college students responding to a survey sent to colleges along current Amtrak routes in nine Midwestern states said they had taken Amtrak to and from school, with two-thirds indicating passenger rail service is an important resource to attend college.
An agreement to dissolve a local transit board means Hennepin County will be called on to contribute an additional $103.5 million.
The tentative agreement means that Hennepin and Ramsey counties may increase transit tax.
A powerful metro-area public body that has contributed more than $1 billion to Twin Cities transit projects, including the Green Line light rail, would be disbanded under a measure currently pending at the Minnesota Legislature.
Transportation plan's funding limitations would imperil Southwest, Bottineau lines.
The deal to fund the government this summer includes $10 million for the light rail line, which could signal that the project could receive its full $928 million federal grant.
Chambers of commerce and transit advocates are rallying and spreading the word, which includes a campaign to reach out to suburban commuters.
In office just three months, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao has already received an earful from Minnesota officials about the controversial $1.9 billion light-rail line.
Neighbors point out that procedures do nothing to fix noise problem.
Braun served under both Republican, DFL governors.
Opposition builds as planning agency scrambles to solve a $74 million deficit.
The Data Comm technology lets pilots and air traffic controllers communicate electronically.
Mounting costs could affect all transit services.
Residents have long worried about plans for Southwest light rail to operate alongside freight trains hauling ethanol, especially in densely populated areas like Minneapolis.
Most of the state money will be used by operators to buy or maintain buses.
It was considered due to CTIB's vote to dissolve.
Met Council says cuts would be 'devastating.’, but Republicans say transportation proposal simply reflects budget realities.
Northstar Commuter Rail and the Northstar Link Commuter Bus will provide service for all Twins home games at Target Field, beginning April 3 with the…
For Mahnomen County farmer David Haugo, nothing was more sublime than the scent of freshly turned soil and a row of tilled earth, straight and…
Federal VIPR officers boarded the Green Line.
More than $900 million expected in federal grants.
County says CTIB owes it $29M, and won't budge until the money's paid.
Met Council says increases can help offset budget shortfalls. The last fare hike was in 2008.
Others say the problem outstate is economic.
Disagreement over Dakota County's share to leave.
A board that serves as a key funder of mass transit in the Twin Cities voted Friday to postpone until March 8 a decision on…
Federal grant of nearly $1 billion is expected to pay half of controversial transit line between Minneapolis and Eden Prairie.
Legislators say landowners and farmers along the route object to the privately funded project.
A local think tank put forth ideas to break the Capitol stalemate on a fractious issue.
Metro Transit sent 12 people to Houston this month to research how transit operated amid the Super Bowl at NRG Stadium and festivities leading up…
Car-sharing taxes here are among the highest in nation.
With financial aid from the feds and CTIB, the line should open up in 2021.
Minnesota and other states struggle to rein in inattentive drivers.
As more are distracted behind the wheel, plow crashes with cars are up this season.
Construction expected to begin in 2018.
CTIB has helped to attract $1.5 billion in federal transit funding.
Experts disagree whether TSA needs to change rules for checking guns.
Blamed for the decline — the drop in gas prices and ongoing construction on the Nicollet Mall.
The agency knows "you can't arrest your way out of this situation," but faces a seemingly insoluble societal challenge.
Work to begin next year on 14.5-mile line linking Minneapolis, Eden Prairie.
Regional planning body prefers sales tax over fare increases as it confronts $89 million gap.
To some, a high-speed rail line financed by Chinese and other private investors is an exquisite dream. To others, it's folly.
Initiative intended to bolster the socially, economically disadvantaged.
No decision was made at Thursday's meeting of the Counties Transit Improvement Board, but the debate will continue as member counties decide the next steps.
For now, the Met Council will cover the overrun, which brings the total cost to $10.6 million.
Workers object to annual proficiency review recertification exam simulations as too different from actual threats. The agency calls it "fair and representative."
Transportation study looks at reopening dead-end streets, encouraging mass transit.
Popular car-sharing service says state taxes too high.
City officials cite location near oil refinery, recent truck-rail collision.
Most people struggle to find a career they love, or even a job they just like. James Raymond Zosel, of Minneapolis, enjoyed four careers throughout…
After testy hearings, new rules ready to be OK'd.
Drivers are learning to maneuver through spots with new traffic design.
The Department of Public Safety's Driver and Vehicle Services Division says it is offering voluntary overtime to employees and hiring temporary help.
Airport's operator says it wants to balance needs of taxis, ride-sharing firms.
He seeks at least $350,000 from Metro Transit over alleged attack.
Assaults on drivers have reached epidemic levels, their union says. No easy fix exists.
Extra funds are needed because the state did not fully fund the controversial LRT project.
The extra funds are part of a last-minute funding patch intended to keep the controversial $1.9 billion project afloat.
A pilot from Rochester helps scientists track potentially toxic blooms of algae as part of a NASA effort.
Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported that consumer complaints about airline service nationwide declined 12.2 percent the first six months of this year, when compared with the same period last year.
The project can move forward, but the fate of $12 million in state funding is unclear.
Union trying to organize workers plans walkout on an unspecified date.
Despite bipartisan backing from Minneapolis and south metro officials, project faces a murky future.
Hennepin County rail board will pay about $150 million for Blue Line extension; state's share is still uncertain.
The board is fractured by possible defections and criticism that call into question the metro area's blueprint for transit — and how to fund it.
Planners need to find $135 million in local money.
The Metropolitan Airports Commission is exploring ways to accommodate new transportation choices.
If the Counties Transit Improvement Board doesn't approve its $45 million share for the Orange Line, it's unclear that the project can move forward.
Capt. James W. Borden's childhood dream was to fly airplanes — one he fulfilled many times over as an adult flying for Northwest Airlines for…
$1.54B project would connect Minneapolis to Brooklyn Park.
Legislators looking at a range of tax breaks for Minnesotans and new spending.
Having a job is great, if you can get there. A recent University of Minnesota study found a “serious disconnect” between unemployed workers and…
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