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Metropolitan Council

Apr 1, 2015

Open houses on Southwest station designs begin

The Metropolitan Council will seek input on four different design concepts for the 17 new stations along the Southwest Light Rail transit line from Minneapolis to Eden Prairie.

Mar 27, 2015

Met Council to scale back ‘superblock’ on Green Line

A massive redevelopment of the ten-acre site on Snelling Avenue owned by the Metropolitan Council is not feasible.

Mar 25, 2015

Transit-oriented development sites narrowed to eight

The eight locations were prioritized based on the Metropolitan Council’s transit-oriented development goals, market readiness and locations where local planning exists to support development.

Mar 25, 2015

How to avoid pitfalls of brownfield remediation

A proactive approach is the best way for developers and contractors to prevent unforeseen complications from derailing construction schedules.

Mar 18, 2015

Federal rules cause delay, hike cost for Gateway study

The Federal Transit Administration wants more details about the Gateway Corridor bus rapid transit plan, which will delay the project and increase the price tag.

Mar 18, 2015

Region’s park-and-ride use is half of capacity

An overview by Metro Transit found that there are about 18,265 park-and-ride users in a system with about 32,000 spaces, or a 56 percent usage rate.

Mar 11, 2015

Southwest light rail case in judge’s hands

A group of residents concerned about environmental impacts in the Kenilworth Corridor between Cedar Lake and Lake of the Isles, filed suit in September against the Met Council and the Federal Transit Administration.

Mar 4, 2015

Lawmakers get taste of daily transit riders’ experience

The transit challenge – hosted by a coalition of groups that support transit investment – encourages state lawmakers to experience what transit users experience every day.

Feb 18, 2015

Bill rescinding commissioner raises advances

A Republican-backed bill would rescind the governor’s power to unilaterally change salaries for commissioners and takes back pay the additional pay from the new salary increases.

Feb 18, 2015

Streetcars still up for debate on Robert Street

Officials from the Robert Street corridor recently concluded a study of bus rapid transit and streetcar options without selecting a preferred route and mode.

Feb 18, 2015

Met Council weighs costs, benefits of streetcar lines

The Metropolitan Council is on its way to creating a regional policy that could aid the development of more than a dozen lines under consideration in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Feb 13, 2015

DFL trust issues at the Capitol

The initially partisan battle over Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposal to give raises to his state commissioners morphed into an intra-party struggle that leaves Dayton at odds with his fellow Democrats.

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