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Southwest Light Rail Gets Green Light for Construction

MINNEAPOLIS -- Southwest Light Rail will begin construction, despite a decision by the federal government to rescind federal funds. MPR reports that the new...

Fare Increase by Met Council Won’t Fill Budget Gap

MINNEAPOLIS — For thousands of Minnesota residents who depend on public transportation as a means of getting around the Twin Cities area, that ride...

Met Council Policy Protects Illegal Immigrants

MINNEAPOLIS - Changes are in the works for Metro Transit Police Department's immigration enforcement policy. The potential policy changes comes after a Metro Transit...

New Met Council Chair May Face Pushback From Republicans

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Met Council has new leadership. On Tuesday, Gov. Mark Dayton announced that current Chair Adam Duininck will step down...

Southwest LRT Funding Takes Another Hit

MINNEAPOLIS - The Metropolitan Council’s Southwest Light Rail Transit (SWLRT) project continues to face funding challenges. Following months of contention, the Counties Transit Improvement Board...

Lewis Bill to Stop Met Council Expansion Moves Forward

WASHINGTON - A bill to stop the expansion of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO’s) passed the Transportation & Infrastructure committee in the United State House...

Legislators Tightening Leash on Met Council

GOP pushing for reforms to rein-in Met Council power ST. PAUL, MINN - Lawmakers at the Minnesota State Legislature are pushing to make some...

Feds Say Southwest Light Rail Funds Can’t Be Redirected to Roads...

Republican lawmakers think SWLRT funds would be better suited on other transportation projects St. Paul, MN - The Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) say Southwest Light...

Minnesota Republicans Seek to Shut Southwest Light Rail Down

“The gift that keeps on taxing.” - Sen. Osmek ST. PAUL, Minn -- In a bicameral effort, Republicans in St. Paul are looking to...

Viral Video Explains Need for Reform of MN’s Met Council

MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- Minnesota’s Met Council has been put on notice by one prominent Minnesota Republican. Hennepin County Commissioner and former candidate for Governor Jeff...