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Why Streetcars Are Losing Their Appeal As A Mass Transit Option

In the wake of a recent report on Portland's extensive system, even some urbanists have begun to question the utility of streetcars.

April 20, 2015

Does the light rail need turnstiles to stop fare evaders? Audit says probably not

Metro Transit loses thousands of dollars because of passengers who take advantage of the light rail’s honor payment system – but costly turnstiles and physical barriers may not be worth the...

April 07, 2015

'This is a Green Line train to downtown Minneapolis and I'm Kathleen Humphrey'

OK, you won’t actually hear her say her name. But as the Pioneer Press reports, anyone who rides the light rail trains in the Twin Cities hears plenty of Kathleen Humphrey. She alerts you to...

March 31, 2015

Ridesharing services look secure in MN after Uber strikes deal with insurers

The future of ridesharing services in Minnesota looks a little more secure, following a deal struck between Uber and national insurance companies. Uber had suggested it might have to withdraw from...

March 27, 2015

'They can afford it': Dayton pushing for $10 minimum wage at MSP airport

Gov. Mark Dayton intends to propose a minimum wage of $10 an hour for workers at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport – $2 higher than the current state minimum. In a speech to the Muslim American Society...

March 25, 2015

MN Republicans propose $7B in road and bridge repair, with no tax hikes

Sen. Pederson & Minority Leader Hann praise Road & Bridge Act of ’15. “This is a game changer.” – Sen. Hann. #mnleg pic.twitter.com/veOo0ME1rF — MN Jobs Coalition...

March 23, 2015

Uber could leave Minnesota if new auto insurance laws are passed

Minnesota lawmakers are debating a bill that would increase costs for many popular rideshare companies in the Twin Cities – which has one of those companies saying they might just leave the state...

March 20, 2015

Metro Transit wants your help naming its new mascot

Metro Transit is asking for the public’s help to launch its new mascot. The Twin Cities’ biggest transit operator released an image of the mascot on Wednesday, which prominently...

March 11, 2015

New luxury, boutique hotel at MSP Airport is closer to happening

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport could soon have a hotel. A Metropolitan Airports Commission committee approved Graves Hospitality as the developer for a brand new on-site hotel, the Star...

March 03, 2015

Great Lakes nearly covered with ice, which could mean another delayed shipping season

Ice coverage on the Great Lakes is nearing 90 percent, which is causing some to worry about another difficult spring for the shipping industry. “Obviously it’s been another brutal...

March 01, 2015

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