Metropolitan Council

Metro Transit Installs Solar Panels On Bus GaragesA lot of people try to be more energy efficient by using mass transit. Now, mass transit is turning to solar power to match that commitment.
Metropolitan Council To Discuss Cuts To SWLRT LineThe Metropolitan Council is set to meet again Wednesday morning to go over ways to shrink the cost of the proposed Southwest Light Rail project. Reductions must be made after a recent estimate put the price tag at $2 billion, roughly 25 percent more than expected.
Good Question: How Are Our Goods Shipped Over The Country?Late Tuesday night, the Upper Saint Anthony Falls Lock and Dam will be closed for good. It's an attempt to stop invasive Asian carp from getting into Minnesota's lakes.
Committee Looking To Cut Last Two Stations From Proposed Green Line ExtensionThe Metropolitan Council announced Tuesday that its partners are considering cutting the last two stops on the projected Southwest Light Rail Line in order to keep the Green Line extension connecting Eden Prairie to downtown Minneapolis on budget.
Met Council Struggles To Make $341M In SW Light Rail Project CutsThe Metropolitan Council has to cut millions of dollars from the Southwest Light Rail project. The Green Line extension will run from Eden Prairie to downtown Minneapolis. The Southwest LRT Corridor Management Committee met Wednesday morning to go over potential cost-saving options.
Southwest Light Rail Cuts Mean Sacrifices For CommunitiesThe cutting is about to begin to parts of the Southwest Light Rail project between downtown Minneapolis and Eden Prairie.
Met Council Says St. Paul Is Growing Its Fastest In Nearly 50 YearsThe Metropolitan Council's latest look at population growth shows St. Paul is back to around 300,000 people. It hasn't been this full since 1970. The Met Council also found Minneapolis has grown as well as the entire seven county Metro area.
Metro Transit Wants $6 Million For Vikings Stadium Transit BridgeWhen the Minnesota Vikings had a dome over their heads, it was commotion on ten Sundays a year. And when the new Vikings Stadium opens its doors, it will likely be a repeat. Metro Transit officials asked for a bridge to connect the crowd to the far side of the light rail track.
Lake Minnetonka's Gray's Bay Marina Closing For ConstructionBoaters will want to plan ahead next week before hitting Lake Minnetonka. Work on the Metropolitan Council sewer lines is closing boat access at Gray's Bay Marina from Monday, May 4 to Thursday, May 7.
Southwest LRT Project Under Scrutiny Following $341M Price HikeGov. Mark Dayton said Monday that he's "shocked and appalled" to learn that the Metropolitan Council raised its estimate for the Southwest Light Rail Transit Project by $341 million for a total budget of nearly $2 billion.
Good Question: Where Does Our Drinking Water Come From?On Wednesday, the Environmental Protection Agency's administrator, Gina McCarthy, visited the Twin Cities. She toured the St. Paul Regional Water Services Treatment Plant to highlight the importance of protecting the streams and wetlands that provide drinking water to a third of all Americans.
Big Raise For Met Leader Despite Salaries Deal Even after lawmakers stopped hefty raises for members of Gov. Mark Dayton's cabinet, the chairman of the Metropolitan Council's salary still doubled to nearly $123,000, according to state salary documents obtained by the Associated Press.
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