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 →
Mass transit is as much about economic development as it is moving people. A developer has modified original plans for an office park at the 494/94 intersection and shifted to a mixed-use, transit friendly development, just the kind of thing that scared Lake Elmo but keeps Oakdale chugging along. And on Friday, the project cleared an important hurdle in its funding. Read more →
We’ve heard this sort of thing before, but let’s play along anyway. In the not too distant future, we’ll get around in flying cars from Uber.
So says the BBC and Reuters today, claiming Uber and NASA are working on an aircraft to start demonstration flights by 2020, and service by the end of that decade.
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A roundabout in Worthington, Minn., was apparently too confusing for the driver of an RV. So he/she simply ignored it and took the direct route. Read more →
A Hopkins mayoral candidate says his opposition to Southwest Light Rail is because people from ‘Welfareapolis’ will end up with the sons and daughters of Hopkins. Read more →
One can hardly blame the airline for decision, reported by the Star Tribune today, to follow the path of the cheap airlines that advertise low fares and then add fees for every ‘frill’ the customer wants. Frills like overhead bin space, and the option to carry on luggage. And leg room. The airline is planning to put more seats in its planes. Read more →