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Conservative Think Tank's Billboards Blame Road Congestion On Met Council

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Critics of all the congestion around the Twin Cities say it is not just the multiple road construction projects.

Tens of thousands of drivers sitting in traffic are seeing billboards which read, “Stuck in Traffic? 269 more words


Metro Council: House Bill Would Impose Major Cuts To Buses, Trains

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Metropolitan Council says riders of buses and trains in the Twin Cities will feel the impact if the House transportation bill becomes law. 113 more words


Metro Transit Proposing Fare Hikes In Midst Of Budget Shortage

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Metro Transit is looking at a rate hike for the first time in nearly a decade.

It’s part of a plan to address a multi-million-dollar budget deficit. 307 more words


It’s Comprehensive Plan Time Again

by Jason Bradley

Well, if you’ve been hanging around us for any length of time at all, you know that we are a little critical of the procedure for creating and approving comprehensive plans in metropolitan Minnesota. 608 more words

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Met Council Secures Final $145M For Southwest Light Rail

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Southwest light rail project is now back on track.

Instead of the state kicking in $144.5 million in funding, that amount will now come from the Metropolitan Council, the Counties Transit Improvement Board and Hennepin County. 29 more words


Met Council To Vote Wednesday On SWLRT Funding

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Met Council is voting on Wednesday on authorizing funding to potentially save the Southwest Light Rail Transit project.

The council is meeting Wednesday and will vote on issuing up to $103.5 million to cover a gap in the project. 99 more words


Met Council Says Cost Of SWLRT Has Risen By $19 Million

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Metropolitan Council says the price to build the Southwest Light Rail has gone up $19 million because of inaction by lawmakers. 105 more words