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Sep 16, 2015

FTA injects $1M into Gateway transit project

The funding signals an important vote of confidence from the federal government, expected to cover 45 percent of the Gateway Corridor’s $485 million price tag.

Sep 11, 2015

Development along A Line could be slow burn

Development along the bus route is as much about answering development already occurring along the route as it is about seeding new activity.

Jul 23, 2015

U.S. Senate moves forward on highway, transit bill

The U.S. Senate agreed Wednesday to take up a sweeping transportation bill a little over a week before states will face a cutoff of highway and transit aid in the middle of the summer construction season.

Jun 19, 2015

Gateway BRT left out of special session bonding bill

Cost increases in the Southwest LRT project may have swayed lawmakers.

Jun 10, 2015

Bus lines test waters for suburb-to-suburb service

The region’s four suburban transit lines have $2 million from the state to design and implement a new demonstration bus project.

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

Business groups continue push for transportation funding

A group of business leaders distributed a letter urging the Legislature to find long-term, sustainable funding for the state’s roads, bridges and transit.

Apr 30, 2015

Woman killed by light rail train was Senate staffer

Lynne M. Thomas was crossing University Avenue when she was struck by a westbound Green Line train.

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.

Mar 23, 2015

MN Republicans plan to raise $7B without gas tax

House Speaker Kurt Daudt and other Republican transportation leaders announced their plan to repair and replace 15,500 miles of roads and 330 bridges statewide by “re-aligning” existing tax revenue toward transportation, bonding and general fund money.

Mar 13, 2015

Metro Transit plans a ‘better bus stop experience’

Metro Transit has installed 22 new shelters and is conducting site assessments to see where to build hundreds of other new shelters and replacements and add amenities like light and heat throughout the region.

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.

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