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With Federal Highway Trust Fund Running On Empty, MN Transportation Advocates Want Action

Kevin Gutknecht, a spokesman for MnDOT, said this week that the department’s summer construction program—some 308 projects totaling $1.1 billion—would not be affected if the federal trust fund runs out of money.

June 11, 2014

Green Line test trains had 14 emergency-brake incidents

MPR News reports that the test trains running in the last few months on the Green line light-rail route have had 10 close calls with pedestrians, cyclists and cars, in addition to four widely...

June 11, 2014

Train

Rochester-To-Metro High Speed Rail Won’t Connect In Mpls.

Four intercity lines are in different stages of planning: Duluth to Minneapolis, a second Amtrak Empire Builder from the Union Depot to Chicago, high-speed rail to Chicago and the Rochester Zip Line.

June 04, 2014

M&A

MN Company Poised For IPO Is Sold For $310M Instead

Transportation services company Transport America, which previously disclosed plans to complete an initial public offering, announced Monday that it will instead be bought by TransForce, Inc., a publicly traded firm.

June 02, 2014

MN Transportation Advocates Woo Business After 2014’s Failure

With the support of labor unions like AFSCME Council 5, the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce, and more than 150 other organizations, MoveMN pushed a nearly $750 million annual package funded by a three-quarter cent metro sales tax and 5 percent wholesale gas tax.

May 29, 2014

Green Line

Video: Watch A Time-Lapse Trip On The Green Line LRT

Officials say the line will take 48 minutes to make its almost two dozen stops between downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul.

May 28, 2014

Sales Of Trucks In The Region Pick Up

Through April of this year, the average GMC truck sold for $40,099, a 12 percent jump since 2009.

May 27, 2014

Green Line light-rail

Has The Green Line Fueled $2.5B In Developments?

A new Met Council report tallies $2.5 billion in investments near the light-rail line, but the number is far from an exact science.

May 15, 2014

Make your flight plan: Busy summer for air travel predicted

The skies will be more crowded this summer than at any time in the past six years as more vacationers plan to travel by plane. The U.S. airlines’ trade and lobbying group Airlines for America...

May 15, 2014

Study: Minneapolis tops Midwest cities with most green commuters

It’s easy being green, at least when it comes to commuters in Minneapolis A new study released by Homeowners Insurance says Minneapolis is the top city in the Midwest when it comes to...

May 14, 2014

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