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Minnesota Transportation Group Pushes For Road Money

A new coalition of over 130 businesses, labor unions and advocacy groups is pushing for a large infusion of state money for roads and transit. The group, Move MN, kicked off its effort Thursday. But any proposed transportation tax hikes will face a difficult environment when lawmakers return at the end of February.

01/23/2014

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Officials: Fatal Workplace Injuries Up Slightly In 2012

There was a slight rise in fatal workplace injuries in Minnesota last year compared to 2011, according to a report released Thursday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Officials said 70 people died last year in work-related incidents, which is 10 more than 2011’s all-time low of 60.

11/21/2013

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Car-Sharing App Raises City Ordinance Questions, Irks Taxi Drivers

You may start to see a lot more vehicles with pink mustaches on the streets of St. Paul. A new, free car-sharing app called Lyft connects drivers and passengers. Twenty-six-year-old Rebecca Swanson has climbed aboard the bandwagon simply by having a smartphone and a car.

08/31/2013

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New US Transportation Sec. Meets With Sen. Klobuchar In Mpls.

Senator Amy Klobuchar met Monday in Minneapolis with the newly confirmed U.S. Transportation secretary Anthony Foxx. They met to discuss Minnesota’s transportation needs and investing federal money into new light rail and state highway projects. “A strong transportation system insures that a working mom can spend less time in traffic and more time with her kids,” Foxx said.

07/22/2013

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Street Cars Coming Back To Minneapolis?

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06/17/2013

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Minn. Senate To Take Up Transportation Plan

A transportation finance bill that mostly keeps the status quo is rolling toward a vote in the Minnesota Senate.

05/10/2013

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Minn. Headed For Stand-Pat Year On Transportation

The head of a transportation finance committee in the Minnesota Legislature doesn’t expect to see a major infusion of money for roads, bridges and mass transit to come together this year.

04/10/2013

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Phone App Designed To Prevent Drunken Driving

A new phone app is designed to help keep drunken drivers off the road. The “Drive Sober” app launched by the state Department of Transportation allows motorists to estimate their blood alcohol content and select a designated driver.

03/16/2013

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DFL Leaders Eye Gas Tax Hike, Other Transportation Taxes

Democratic lawmakers who lead House transportation panels are seeking a menu of transportation tax and fee hikes including a five-cent increase in the state gas tax.

03/05/2013

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For ’13 Legislature, Long List Of Issues To Tackle

Gov. Mark Dayton and the Legislature’s new Democratic majorities have made it clear: The session that starts Tuesday will be all about the state budget.

01/04/2013

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Thousands Visit St. Paul’s Newly Renovated Union Depot

Step into the grand old neoclassical building in St. Paul’s Lowertown and you’re immediately taken back to a time when coal-puffing locomotives carried passengers from the Twin Cities to points far and wide.

12/08/2012

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Life’s A Mule Drawn Buggy Ride For Minn. Couple

Scooters, smart cars, and bicycles are your garden variety forms of alternative transportation. But one Minnesota couple is using a mule drawn wagon to take them cross country.

06/11/2012

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Plymouth Avenue Bridge Set To Reopen In October

After being closed for a year-and-a-half, the Plymouth Avenue Bridge will undergo repairs starting in July, with an expected reopening in mid-October.

WCCO-TV–04/17/2012

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Cyclists Head To Minn. Capitol For Summit

Biking is one of the most popular forms of transportation in the Twin Cities. On Monday, cycling advocates rolled on into the State Capitol.

03/05/2012

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Robbinsdale Parents Fight School Bus Privatization

Parents and bus drivers are going to take their fight against the possibility of privatized busing to school board members in Robbinsdale.

02/21/2012

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Minnesota’s Small Airports At Risk, Report Says

Step inside St. Cloud’s newly remodeled airport terminal and you’ll immediately notice that something is strangely absent — passengers.

11/08/2011

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‘Adapt Minnesota’ Protests Transportation Rights At State Fair

One group spent most of Wednesday afternoon fighting for what they call fair transportation at the Minnesota State Fair. Members of the group “Adapt Minnesota” circulated petitions near the state fairgrounds Wednesday.

08/31/2011

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I-TEAM: Depot Dream Now Homeowner Headache

Nearly a century ago, the Union Depot in St. Paul was a big part of the city’s plans to move forward. A $250 million renovation aims to restore the old goal to turn the iconic train station into a regional transportation hub.

08/30/2011

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Transit Ridership Grows In The Twin Cities

More people are avoiding high gas prices and jammed freeways by jumping on buses and trains.

07/27/2011

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Gas Prices Push Some To Drive Less, Others Keep On Truckin’

It seems it took $4 per gallon of gas to get more people to start looking for other ways to get around.

04/21/2011

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Buses, Trains Filling Up As Gas Prices Rise

With gas prices in the Twin Cities reaching nearly $3.90 per gallon, drivers are turning more and more to public transportation.

04/12/2011

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Bikes, Buses & Scooters: Alternatives To Driving

The average price for a gallon of gas on Tuesday in the Twin Cities is $3.87, that’s more than $0.30 higher than a month ago. The rising price of gas has some commuters looking for alternative ways to get to work.

04/12/2011

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Nicollet Mall Closes To Buses For 1 Month

Nicollet Mall is now closed to buses and will remain so for the next month.

04/11/2011

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MnDOT Unveils 2011 Construction Projects

Winter is gone, and now Minnesota’s second season has arrived — construction. State transportation officials announced their list of road projects taking place around the state this year.

04/06/2011

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Could Minn. Get More High-Speed Train Money?

Twenty-four states, the District of Columbia and Amtrak are vying for $2.4 billion in federal aid that became available when Florida’s governor canceled a high-speed rail project in his state, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Wednesday.

04/06/2011

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