A question about the history of Amtrak passenger trains in the Twin Cities surfaced this week after we published a story about the trains moving from their Midway station in St. Paul to the St. Paul Union Depot later this year. Did Amtrak’s Empire Builder train ever use the St. Paul Union Depot station? Now, Read more →
Elected officials who huddled with Gov. Mark Dayton this week to postpone a crucial vote on the beleaguered Southwest light rail proposal have called the delay a path forward that could ultimately save the project. But city leaders in St. Louis Park are feeling snubbed and “extremely disappointed. “St. Louis Park leaders and its legislators Read more →
An advisory committee for the Southwest light rail project voted nearly unanimously Wednesday to recommend to the Metropolitan Council that the light rail trains run underground in a shallow tunnel through the scenic and narrow Kenilworth Corridor of Minneapolis, keeping freight alongside it. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak was the lone “no” vote. The long-awaited vote Read more →
The colored spaghetti noodles on this map represent the many attempts light-rail planners have made to find a new freight path through St. Louis Park that is acceptable to the railroads. Engineers with the Southwest LRT project have been busy, and they’re about to get busier. Sometime over the next two weeks, they’ll meet Read more →
Drivers are heading into a busy weekend of road work across the Twin Cities metro. Read more →
People concerned about the noise from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport will have a chance on Tuesday to speak directly on the issue to an airport commission panel. Read more →
The bicyclists, transportation planners and others who attended a national summit on Monday in Minneapolis discussed dozens of small and big changes to improve bike safety. The stakes are high, because many people living in cities won’t ride because they don’t feel safe. Below is a list of five of the ideas discussed during the Read more →
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MnDOT releases Environmental Assessment for proposed high speed rail line connecting Minneapolis and Duluth.