Good Questions: Dial Tones, Pronto Pups, Driving In The U.K.Every Friday, Heather Brown answers some of our viewers burning questions. This week, she tells us abotu the reverse roads in the U.K., dial tones on cell phones and of course, Pronto Pup!
Guy On A Bike: Paying for BikewaysFor the better part of the past decade, the Twin Cities has been heralded as one of the best areas in the nation for cyclists, despite six months of frigid temperatures, icy roads and corrosive salt. As the popularity of cycling continues to grow, government agencies from the feds down have increased spending on bicycling infrastructure and upkeep. Every year it seems as if miles of new black ribbon open up to enthusiastic riders.
Dayton Proposes Fix For 494-35W BottleneckIt's been called the 19th worst bottleneck in the country by the Federal Highway Administration. Gov. Mark Dayton's office said now is the time to fix it. The interchange between Interstate 35W and Interstate 494 in Bloomington experiences from 3 to 5 hours of congestion every weekday.
Minnesota Nets $5 Million To Fix Flood-Hit Roads Another $5 million in federal assistance is bound for Minnesota to help repair roads and bridges damaged by severe flooding in June. Gov. Mark Dayton's administration said Thursday that the emergency repair money is on top of $5 million previously released by the Federal Highway Administration.
Feds Release Money To Fix Flooded Minnesota RoadsThe federal government has released $4.25 million to help repair flood-damaged roads in Minnesota. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Thursday that the emergency relief funds would be available immediately from the Federal Highway Administration.
Good Question 'Reply All': Driver’s Licenses, Typhoons & The Wild Mascot Danyelle from Shorview asked: How long has Minnesota and the U.S. been issuing driver’s licenses?
Good Question: How Does MN Decide Car Tabs Fees?According to the Federal Highway Administration, the average Minnesota driver pays $125 per year to register his or her car. But some of us pay much more, and some of us pay much less. So, when Joel Tracy of St. Paul found out his daughter paid almost $400 her new minivan’s tags, he was surprised. He had only paid $41 for his 2002 Tahoe. “I thought she stuttered,” Tracy said. According to Bruce Gordon, the director of communications for the Department of Public Safety, the car tabs fees are set by the state legislature.
Best Ways To Celebrate Native American HistoryNovember's Native American History Month, and it's coinciding with the sesquicentennial of U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, giving all the more reason to learn more about the event and the people involved.
Advocacy Group Says 154 Bridges DeficientDozens of bridges in the Twin Cities area need significant repairs, a transportation advocacy group said Wednesday.