Transportation

MnDOT Suspends Work On High-Speed Train Between Twin Cities, RochesterWork on a proposed high-speed train line between the Twin Cities and Rochester has been suspended, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The suspension is pending a decision by the Olmsted County Regional Railroad Authority, which is expected next week.
Dayton Revives Gas Tax Increase For Transportation PlanGov. Mark Dayton says a gas tax increase to fund road and bridge repairs should still be on the table. He declared that proposal dead late last year. But Dayton clarified Friday that was his political assessment, not his preference.
Safe, Cost Effective Transportation Options Available For NYE CelebratorsIt's New Year's Eve and many people are planning to head out on the town to celebrate. But first, make sure to plan a safe ride home! For those celebrating in the metro area, there are plenty of options to make sure you get a sober, safe ride home.
Good Question: What's The Cost Of Raising A U.S. Child?The Department of Agriculture releases a report every year estimating what it costs to raise one child from the ages of zero to 17. In 2014, the estimate came out to $245,340. So, where does that money go?
Opponents Of SWLRT Tie Ribbons To Trees In Proposed Route's PathCritics of the proposed Southwest Light Rail line are trying something new in their attempts to stop the project. On Saturday they tied green ribbons on trees that they say would be taken out to make way for the tracks along the Kenilworth Corridor in Minneapolis.
Big Road Closures Affecting Weekend DrivingWith road construction season in full swing, there are a few big closures that will affect your drive time this weekend.
Survey: Taxis Are Losing Business Travelers To UberTaxi drivers are losing business travelers to Uber, according to a new survey. The survey shows that between April and June, 2015, Uber accounted for 55 percent of ground transportation receipts. Taxis accounted for 43 percent.
May Brings Small Shift In Minnesota Unemployment Picture Minnesota's unemployment rate has barely budged in a year and has registered at 3.8 percent for May. That's within a tenth of a percent of what it was a year ago in June and a tick higher than it was in April.
Session 2015: Where Issues Stand With Special Session DoneThe Legislature wrapped up its 2015 work in a flurry, with lawmakers working nearly a month late to finalize a $42 billion budget. Here's a look at some of the state's new laws, some that failed, and what may be on the horizon.
Metro Transit Celebrates Green Line's 1st Year With Weekend ClosuresMetro Transit is excited about the continued success of the Green Line. Sunday marks its one-year anniversary, so Metro Transit will distribute commemorative buttons along the way on Monday.
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.
Democrats Hope To Wedge Road Funding Into Special SessionSome top Minnesota Democrats are ditching a call for a wholesale gasoline tax in an effort to force action on transportation funding this year. Ambitious plans to increase funds for the state's ailing network of roads and bridges were stymied this legislative session by disagreement over how to pay for it.

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