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.
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.
Is preventing thousands of Vikings fans from touching a Minneapolis street worth the cost?
Based on Met Council modeling, it seems likely that a continuation of current population and usage trends will bring significant shortages as early as the year 2030, Deb Swackhamer says.
The complaint, filed with HUD, represents a new strategy in efforts to get Minneapolis and St. Paul to change their policies around the locating of affordable housing.
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.
Haigh, a former Ramsey County Commissioner, will resign her post to concentrate on her position as CEO of the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity.
As a matter of sound public policy the Met Council should be unwound, with useful functions returned to local and state government.
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.
Nationally, one of every five adults over 65 doesn’t drive, and each year more than 600,000 people 70 and older stop driving.
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.”
That was the repeated message conveyed by suburban officials, civil-rights and neighborhood activists about the Metropolitan Council’s housing plans.
After a 14-2 ‘yes’ vote to put freight, LRT and bikes in a Minneapolis corridor, the Met Council needs consent from the city that has screamed the loudest ‘no.’