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Update: Car2go car-sharing OKed for St. Paul

St. Paul residents and workers will soon be able to take advantage of Car2Go vehicles. The St. Paul City Council Wednesday voted to allow the car-sharing program to expand into St. Paul beginning...

June 18, 2014

Bemidji hops on the bike-share bandwagon

Nice Ride Minnesota – the group that’s brought those bright lime green bikes to the Twin Cities – is launching a sister bike-share program in Bemidji. Only this time, the bikes will be orange...

June 18, 2014

Police arrest protesters demonstrating at MSP Airport over pay

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport police Monday arrested 13 people for staging a protest in front of the airport’s main terminal. The airport was briefly closed after the demonstrators...

June 16, 2014

Report Says St. Paul Union Depot Restoration Brought Big Jobs Boost

The report says there were 660,000 hours of building work involved in the project, with about 2,000 members from 13 building trades unions.

June 11, 2014

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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

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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

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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

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