Legislators from both parties worked over the summer and fall to learn about how Metro Transit enforces fare collection — and to seek some common responses. Metro Transit also used that time to implement changes in response to GOP complaints about crime and safety on the system.
Several BRT projects are currently on regional leaders’ funding wishlist, but much of what happens with those priorities will depend on what happens at the Legislature.
The current propopoal represents the latest iteration of a long-running argument: whether the Met Council sufficiently represents, and responds, to those it serves.
Lewis’ bill seeks to roll back an Obama administration rule. But it’s a rule that doesn’t really apply to the Met Council.
Under the 1971 Fiscal Disparities Act, the Twin Cities region shared $594 million in tax revenue among nearly 200 taxing entities in 2015.
Adam Duininck says the council has backed away from an earlier plan that would have sidestepped the need for the Legislature to sign off on the state’s share of SWLRT funding.
New on his list are Cara Letofsky, Gail Dorfman and Deb Barber.
Come March 9, the time it takes to travel via the Green Line train from Target Field Station to Union Depot will shrink to 45 minutes.
Republican legislators have long wanted to reform the Metropolitan Council. Now some prominent DFL lawmakers do too.
Dayton said he would reduce state support for the Minneapolis park system — because of the Park Board’s ongoing resistance to the Southwest LRT alignment.
By selecting Adam Duininck to lead the Met Council, Dayton has signaled that he not only supports light rail — he’s willing to fight for it.
Gov. Mark Dayton has said he would like the head of the seven-county regional agency to be full-time, much like the other members of his cabinet.
A decade and a half after falling victim to neighborhood objections and recession-era budget cuts — the Riverview Corridor has been resurrected as a possible option for the expansion of light rail.
Critics don’t appreciate the problems that gave rise to the much-maligned council’s creation — or that it remains a national model for regional planning.
Maybe we shouldn’t have folks planning transit who live in areas that can’t support it in a reasonably effective way.
A GOP press conference Thursday revealed sharp partisan differences over regional transportation.
Recently, two controversies have again raised the ire of elected officials toward the powerful Met Council. And even supporters think change may be coming.
First up, a new environmental impact statement — and, probably, a lawsuit.
Following the deal struck between Minneapolis and the Met Council, Mayor Betsy Hodges defends the new LRT plan as “the most responsible way to move forward.”
New plan eliminates one tunnel and adds one station along the route.