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$2 Billion Southwest Light Rail Extension Project Advances

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Metropolitan Council and Hennepin County have approved several agreements that allow the costly Minneapolis to Eden Prairie light rail...

Metropolitan Council Releases Update to $92 Billion Transportation Plan

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Metropolitan Council recently released its 2018 update to the 2040 Transportation Policy Plan, assuring the plan aligns with Thrive...

Social Engineering in Minnetonka? City Plans to “Modernize” Ridgedale Area

MINNETONKA, Minn. – Minnetonka City Council has discreet plans to “modernize” the Ridgedale area and turn it into a mixed-use community. In 2012, the City...

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...