Transportation

'Seriously bad engineering': Stop lights slow Green Line

By some measures, the new Green Line has been a real success since its June 16 launch – ridership is higher than expected and crime has been low. Riders seem to like it. But a persistent criticism...

July 21, 2014

Minneapolis legalizes, regulates Uber, Lyft ride-share services

The city of Minneapolis Friday legalized so-called transportation network companies Lyft and UberX. The nearly-unanimous vote allows the city to collect fees and regulate operations by conducting...

July 18, 2014

Roadblock: DC standoff over road funding worries local leaders

If Congress doesn’t agree soon on new funding for transportation construction, federal dollars that help pay for expensive road projects in Minnesota and other states could run dry in a...

July 16, 2014

Hibbing, Duluth airport terminals want to bear Oberstar's name

It appears that an airport in northeastern Minnesota will bear late former U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar’s name, but which one is anybody’s guess. The Duluth News Tribune says the Duluth...

July 14, 2014

Buses instead of trains to serve east metro transit corridor

Transportation planners have decided to develop a bus rapid transit system to serve the eastern Twin Cities metro area rather than light rail trains, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. The so...

July 14, 2014

Think Tank Calls For Moratorium On Light-Rail

The Center of the American Experiment, a conservative group, says lawmakers should focus transit spending on improving roads and bridges.

July 10, 2014

Key approvals: Southwest light rail plan lurches forward

The plan to bring light rail service to the southwest metro remained on track Wednesday when four cities on the route begrudgingly approved a deal Minneapolis struck with the Metropolitan Council...

July 10, 2014

MnDOT to push new Larpenteur Avenue bridge in with 'slide-in' technique

The Minnesota Department of Transportation will try for the first time overnight Wednesday a new technique that will effectively “push” the new Larpenteur Avenue bridge into place, the...

July 09, 2014

Mpls Strikes Deal With Transit Planners For SW Light-Rail

A Met Council leader touted the proposed deal as a “win-win,” while Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges characterized it more as a sacrifice that the city would make for the greater good of improving Twin Cities transit.

July 08, 2014

Green Line

Green Line Ridership On The Fast Track In Second Week

The Fourth of July holiday will undoubtedly reduce the number of commuters traveling by light rail, but the station near the State Capitol will be available to holiday revelers.

July 03, 2014

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