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In Wake Of Ballooning Costs, Even Southwest LRT Backers Ask, "Is It Worth It?"

A new $2 billion price tag has led Gov. Mark Dayton and Met Council Chair Adam Duininck to call for a rethinking of the project — or even abandoning it.

April 28, 2015

Hard Stop

A look inside the railroad industry's struggles to move Minnesota's commerce.

April 28, 2015

On The Duluth Waterfront

Mine shutdowns in 2015 will alter traffic flow at the Port of Duluth-Superior, but the Port Authority sees growth options.

April 27, 2015

The MnPASS Slow Lane

Why officials can't keep up with demand from new subscribers.

April 27, 2015

Light Rail

Southwest LRT Costs Hit $2B

The light rail project may have to be pared down or scrapped entirely.

April 27, 2015


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

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