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Earlier this spring, a group of boosters gathered in Eau Claire, Wis. — heralded by some as an emerging "mini-Portland" — and agreed on just…
The Ramsey County Board on Tuesday voted unanimously to support a new kind of streetcar service along the W. 7th Street corridor in St. Paul, approving the route and propelling the project forward.
To save money, a large maintenance and operations facility will be significantly shrunk in size.
The state's Toward Zero Death (TZD) initiative aims to eliminate highway fatalities in Minnesota. Already they've decreased 45 percent since 2003.
Several milestones must be reached this summer to keep the project on track.
Now it's up to Hennepin County to pay $204 million more for the transit project.
Throughout his long life, nuclear scientist Herbert Isbin reached the highest peaks of his profession. Isbin earned a doctoral degree from the Massachusetts Institute of…
Metro Transit is trying programs promoting mentorship of new drivers and simplifying the application process. Recent high-profile assaults haven't helped.
A decision is expected by the end of May on the budget gap.
The increase in the 14.5-mile line's budget is expected to be borne by Hennepin County taxpayers.
A funding campaign aims at extending the popular bike path over the Mississippi River.
An executive with BNSF Railway has told the Metropolitan Council — again — that the company is not interested in sharing its rail corridor with…
Glencoe-based Twin Cities & Western Railroad claims the Met Council's plans will interfere with its ability to haul commodities from South Dakota to the Twin Cities.
Teamsters say 100 drivers will lose their jobs, but the new company says some may be rehired.
Nearly a decade after Northstar began service, the 40-mile line still stops short of its originally planned route between Minneapolis and St. Cloud.
Relationship between the council and Twin Cities & Western Railroad turns sour.
Amendment to earmark vehicle-related sales taxes has mixed support at Capitol.
Fourteen years after the Blue Line began service, several of the station's tiles are cracked and gouged due to vandalism and climate.
The $1.1 billion worth of projects include major work to be done on I-35W and I-94 in the metro area.
Service between St. Paul and White Bear Lake is expected to begin in 2026.
The action keeps a legal case opposing the line alive after more than three years.
Southwest, Bottineau LRT will be applying for $1.7 billion in the next year.
Pacts with freight lines allow officials to pursue $929 million federal grant.
C-Line is the latest in a push to improve bus service in rapidly growing suburban areas.
Measure comes after death of 8-year-old boy in Chisago County.
Designer worked on major spans over the Mississippi River.
"Slowpoke" laws are gaining steam nationally, with about a dozen states enacting similar measures.
When Janet Troutman Simmons learned that her senior apartment building in St. Paul was about to be sold and most of its…
After negotiations break down with freight rail operator, Met Council considers new plan to move project forward.
State serves as critical freight link between Pacific Northwest and Chicago.
MSP Airport plans to build more facilities to accommodate passengers with pets.
Feds say a Northern Lights Express corridor won't significantly affect environment.
As baby boomers age and demand for new transit options surges, other cities including Boston, Kansas City and the St. Petersburg, Fla. area, are experimenting with programs involving ride-sharing firms, too.
Minneapolis residents had tried to block the $1.9 billion Southwest light-rail project by arguing that the Metropolitan Council violated federal law when it chose to route the rail line through the Kenilworth corridor.
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.
It takes a special kind of person to work on a newspaper's night desk — an audacious sort who doesn't fear crushing deadlines and punishing…
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.
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