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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…
The $40 million increase for Bottineau line is much smaller than last year's leap of nearly $500 million.
At a news conference before the A Line rapid bus opened along Snelling Avenue, Metro Transit General Manager Brian Lamb called the new service “historic.”…
Dakota County objected that it was paying too much into the regional body, which funds transit projects including light-rail and bus rapid transit, and wasn't getting enough back.
Plantings will fortify the migration route of the iconic butterfly, which has been in a steep decline.
The county is threatening to withdraw its tax money.
Federal officials say wait times are dropping after disastrous spring and early summer.
The $27 million A Line, which speeds service in St. Paul, is one of a dozen rapid bus lines planned for the metro.
When checkpoint wait times at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport stretched to an hour or more during spring break, the agency that runs the airport decided…
So far, $130 million has already been spent on the line linking Minneapolis and Eden Prairie.
While the battle raged at the Legislature this session over the controversial Southwest light-rail line, another rail project in Minnesota quietly hit an important milestone…
"We're collaborating and taking an all-hands-on-deck approach," said MAC spokesman Patrick Hogan. "The goal is to enable the TSA to maximize use of its own employees for screening purposes."
A federal judge ruled that the council must turn over documents related to negotiations involved in choosing the route, which a Minneapolis group opposes.
In three decades of leading the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Jeff Hamiel has seen all sorts of drama.
The largest airline at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is so worried about long lines at security checkpoints that it has offered up workers at no cost to the federal government.
The governor still would appoint all 17 members.
Powerful Twin Cities business interests have entered the fray at the State Capitol, asking legislators to fund a critical piece of project.
Minnesota Islamic leader said he is hopeful that trust can be rebuilt.
I grew up in a small town and always walked or rode my bike to school. I don’t recall taking the bus until I was…
The nearly three-year-old Red Line, the Twin Cities' first bus-rapid transit line that links the Mall of America to the southern suburbs, is about to get a much-needed tuneup.
Assistant federal security director said he was pressured by his supervisor, and Rep. Keith Ellison seeks an investigation.
Sure, Carl A. Dahlquist was a pioneer in adhesive research and a member of 3M’s prestigious Carlton Society, which has recognized the Maplewood-based company’s most-distinguished…
Senator says nearly $900 million in federal dollars will go away if the state does not fund its share of the project.
MnDOT warns motorists to be alert during construction season.
Brian Ryks moves up from his position at the Grand Rapids, Mich., airport.
Project at risk if the Legislature won't agree to provide $135M to add to federal funds.
Our long-standing love affair with the automobile was renewed in 2015, challenging the notion that millennials and baby boomers are embracing public transit, bikes and car-sharing.
A group of residents and transit activists from the St. Cloud area rolled into Target Field station on the Northstar commuter rail Thursday morning with plans to lobby state legislators to extend the train all the way to St. Cloud.
Cities along the line granted consent to move forward.
Brian Ryks is poised to succeed longtime chief Jeff Hamiel, who's retiring.
The settlement will help MPR address the impact of the light-rail line on its own, an effort that could involve replacing equipment, further sound and vibration mitigation and finding alternate studio locations, MPR said.
The move follows a controversy over a plate that offended many with a reference to Muslims.
Change dovetails with Met Council's "major landmark" naming policy.
Car-sharing service's users can drop off, get vehicles at MSP for an extra $7.50.
Adam Duininck's State of the Region address was a nod to tensions with some suburbs.
Fewer stops and light-rail-like features will speed up trips, Metro Transit officials say.
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.
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