MnDOT Commissioner Buys Fmr. Canadian Consulate Home In Mpls.Minnesota's Department of Transportation commissioner is mounting a Canadian takeover. Charlie Zelle confirmed Wednesday he purchased a five-bedroom, five bathroom Minneapolis lakeshore home that has been the Canadian consulate general official residence.
Group Wants $750M A Year For Minn. Roads, Transit A large coalition of transportation, business and labor interests called Tuesday for a new 5 percent sales tax on fuel in Minnesota to help raise money for roads and transit projects.
Dayton Administration Approves $300M For RoadsGov. Mark Dayton's administration is directing $300 million into ten highway construction projects meant to break up bottlenecks and improve freight movement around the state. Dayton and Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle announced the projects Thursday.
Dayton, New MnDOT Head Differ On Gas Tax Hike Gov. Mark Dayton said Wednesday he opposes increasing the state's gas tax "at this time," putting him at odds with the man he appointed to lead Minnesota's Department of Transportation.
Bus Co. Exec Zelle Named Transportation CommissionerMinnesota's new transportation commissioner is a Yale-trained businessman who has run his family's bus company for more than two decades.
2 Finalists Emerge For Minn. Transportation Chief The chief executive of a major Minnesota-based bus company and a veteran state employee are the two finalists to lead the Minnesota Department of Transportation.