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Weekly Transportation News

01/14/2011

*Featured Article*

1.9.11  Star Tribune: Van Hattum and Erkel: Let's Revive Solid Regional Planning

Transit:

  1. Finance & Commerce: Land Use, Transit are Key to Reducing Pollution
  2. Star Tribune: Special-Needs Transit Funds Under Gun
  3. St. Louis Park Patch: Next Round of Funding for Southwest Light Rail Uncertain
  4. Echo Press: Mn/DOT Seeks Public Input for Greater Minnesota Transit Investment Plan
  5. Finance & Commerce: Cedar Avenue BRT Bids Come in Under Budget
  6. Finance & Commerce: 'Bus Barn' Site Still in Neutral in St. Paul
  7. The City Fix: The Case for Streetcars
  8. Des Moines Register: State Republican Budget Could Halt Proposed Passenger Trains
  9. Winona Post: Looking for More Amtrak, Not High Speed Rail
  10. DL-Online: Jefferson Lines Partnering with White Earth Transit from Casino
  11. Examiner: Fridley Attempts to Create Northstar Development District

Bike/Walk:

  1. Your Olive Branch News: The A-B-C of Winter Biking
  2. Boston Globe: 10 Reasons to be Nice to Pedestrians in 2011
  3. LAB Blog: Bike Lanes Create More Jobs than other Road Projects, per $1 Mil
  4. Red Wing Republican Eagle: Letter: Complete Streets Would Help City

Roads/Bridges:

  1. Governing Blog: Do Roads Pay for Themselves?
  2. DC Streets Blog: Twin Cities Rein in Highway Expansions, Tame Runaway Transpo Spending
  3. St. Cloud Times: More I-94 Lanes More Key Than Northstar Commuter Rail, Business Survey Says
  4. Chicago Tribune: Chicago Streets Go On a Road Diet
  5. Rochester Post-Bulletin: Plug-In Parking Comes to Rochester
  6. Hometown Source: Federal Road Sign Rule too Costly for Minnesota, Says Sen. Franken
  7. Bluff Country News: Fillmore County Looks at its Bridge Inspections
  8. Rochester Post-Bulletin: Bridge Inspections Trigger Migraines in Fillmore County
  9. Northland's NewsCenter: Ivanho Road Construction Brings Concern to Area Residents
  10. Politics in Minnesota: Driving Less, to Drive Down Minnesota's Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  11. Rochester Post Bulletin: Cannon Falls Interchange gets $8.6 Millon Grant

Other:

  1. MinnPost: 10 Priorities for the New Met Council
  2. Pioneer Press: Metro Leaders Weigh in on Met Council's Mission
  3. MinnPost: A Chat with Susan Haigh: Will a New Met Council be an Advocate for MSP Marketing and Job Growth? Maybe
  4. MPR: Transportation Tops List of Needs for Older Rural Residents
  5. Star Tribune: Just How Has Minnesota Been Doing?
  6. Urbanophile: Failure to Communicate: Accentuate the Positive
  7. Rochester Post Bulletin: Editorial: 'Good Enough' Isn't a Solution
  8. LaCross Tribune: Consumers, Government Wary of Rising Fuel Costs
  9. Inforum: Trackign Stimulus Dollars: Impacts of Federal Aid Visible Throughout the Community

 

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