If you live east of St. Paul you have to really be committed to mass transit to ride mass transit, given the hurdles one has to jump over to use what little there is — like having your car towed from an official park and ride for no good reason. Read more →
If we stopped referring to people who ride bicycles as ‘cyclists,’ would people who drive cars stop being jerks to them?
Let Australia be our guide. Read more →
Ayd Mill Road is a metaphor for the entire transportation policy of Minnesota. For decades, it’s been a road in search of a vision. With officials and residents unable to agree on one, it collapses under the weight of its own existence. Read more →
For reasons that remain unclear — there weren’t that many accidents — rush hour traffic in the Twin Cities last evening was a nightmare, particularly the stretch of I-35W southbound where someone once thought it a fine idea to design an offramp to I-94 westbound that intersected two other ramps.
The more we pave over the Twin Cities with highways, the worse the traffic seems to get, and we don’t even get bragging rights out of the deal for our horrible traffic. Read more →
Abdellatif El Maarouf blew through stop signals and slammed his westbound Green Line train into a car crossing the intersection at Eustis and University, killing the driver and badly injuring a passenger. Read more →
Metro Transit is one of the few transit agencies that still uses fabric seats, the Star Tribune’s Tim Harlow reports. But maybe not for long. Read more →
There’s nothing we enjoy more than a nice, round number.
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A survey finds that half of pedestrians and drivers don’t know when cyclists have the right of way, and that bicyclists overestimate drivers’ awareness of their hand signals. Read more →
Car pooling hit its peak at the garages in 2012, when the Minneapolis garages were built to help reduce congestion from I-394, I-94, and the northern suburbs. But it’s dropped about 30 percent since then, while parking contracts for individual vehicles have soared downtown.
It’s a classic case of people saying one thing and doing another.
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If people want something, who the heck are bureaucrats to tell people they can’t have it? Read more →
Earl Wilkinson at the Dallas Morning News took a ride on one the other night and ended up using Uber, because he had to get to the hospital emergency room. Read more →
Parking revenue at Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport is down and the Metropolitan Airports Commission is trying to lure people back to its cement jungle. Who could see that coming? Anyone who has tried to park at MSP in the last year or so. Read more →
The ubiquitous Nice Ride bikes are disappearing in Rochester. Read more →
The people of Altoona, Wis., near Eau Claire, have about had it with the challenge of parking in the city. Read more →
With the increasing commercialization of transit vehicles, it was only a matter of time before some riders objected to the advertising message of one of Metro Transit’s buses or light rail cars. Read more →