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Metropolitan Council

May 15, 2015

Scott County approves sales tax

The board agreed it was better to enact its own sales tax to be used within the county’s borders rather than contribute more to a metro-wide sales tax pool for transit projects.

May 12, 2015

U of M seeks Green Line improvements

The university identified 100 labs and more than 330 pieces of equipment that could be affected by light rail.

May 8, 2015

Southwest rail funder pushes for cost savings

With new environmental analysis driving the costs up, Counties Transit Improvement Board members made it clear its $496 million contribution is not expected to rise.

May 8, 2015

St. Paul squares up for economic boon as Saints opener nears

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman touts the $63 million ballpark as a showpiece example of St. Paul’s economic vitality.

May 1, 2015

Developers share insights for building on transit lines

It takes much more than a bus or rail stop to make a project work.

Apr 29, 2015

Sticker shock: LRT line in doubt

The new $2 billion price tag prompts a reassessment of the proposed light rail line to the southwest suburbs.

Apr 27, 2015

Southwest LRT price tag now estimated at $2 billion

The new cost estimate is a result of more detailed engineering and environmental tests, as well as a delayed environmental review which pushes the anticipated project completion date from 2019 to 2020.

Apr 24, 2015

Vikings pedestrian bridge deal delayed

The Metropolitan Council left discussion of a deal for the pedestrian bridge linking the Vikings stadium and the Downtown East light rail stop off its meeting agenda.

Apr 15, 2015

Deal near for Vikings stadium pedestrian bridge

The deal calls for the Met Council to pay the entire cost to build and maintain the bridge, which would pass over the light rail tracks at Fourth Street and Chicago Avenue.

Apr 14, 2015

House GOP moves to slash Met Council chair’s pay

House Republicans are moving to cut the Metropolitan Council Chairman Adam Duininck's salary in half, in a jab at Gov. Mark Dayton over a pay increase they believe went beyond the terms of a deal on commissioner salaries.

Apr 10, 2015

Brooklyn Park residents fight West Broadway LRT route

More than 30 residences could be affected by a plan to widen West Broadway to allow a center-running light rail line and multipurpose trail.

Apr 10, 2015

Met Council to offer tips for transit development

The new planning guide will outline best practices and case studies to help cities update their local comprehensive plans to include transit-oriented development.

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