Austin Daily Herald: Red Bike roll out
After months of planning and volunteer work, an Austin bike-sharing program kicks off on Friday.

Austin Daily Herald: Get on a bike and ride; Respect, ridership will key Red Bike success
At its core, Austin’s new Red Bike program is that simple: People pick up one of 30 bikes from six racks around town, they use the bike and then they return the bike.

MinnPost: The downtown Third Avenue redesign debate: Which is better — four lanes or a ‘road diet’?
Few things are as frustrating as rush-hour traffic in downtown Minneapolis.

Pioneer Press: Major road work up ahead: I-694, I-94, 280 … shall we go on? 
Ready or not, road construction season is here. State officials kicked it off Thursday morning by announcing hundreds of projects ready to launch, many in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

Politics in MN: Bill seeks oversight of high-speed rail plan
A bill making its way through the Minnesota Senate would put “unprecedented” oversight on a private effort to implement high-speed passenger rail between the Twin Cities and Rochester, says Sen. Matt Schmit, DFL-Red Wing, chief author of the legislation.

Star Tribune: Headaches expected as major metro road projects get underway
The Minnesota Department of Transportation will be doing fewer road construction projects during the 2016 season. That’s the good news.

Star Tribune: North Minneapolis rapid bus project on Penn Avenue faces new delay
Major upgrades to one of the Twin Cities region’s busiest bus routes, running through the heart of north Minneapolis, are being pushed back another year partly due to funding constraints.

Star Tribune: Confusing Washington County intersection headed for an overhaul
Possibly the most confusing intersection in Washington County, a choppy “sea of pavement” where thousands of drivers struggle daily to navigate it will undergo a major reconstruction this spring and summer.

LTE, Star Tribune: Readers Write (April 14): U.S. Bank stadium and birds, transportation policy, 35W and 3rd Avenue projects
The April 11 commentary by the Blue Earth and Ramsey County commissioners arguing for a comprehensive transportation funding package was absolutely correct. The only shortfall was that while it argued for funding for “roads, bridges and transit,” no mention was made of pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure.

LTE, Star Tribune: Readers Write (April 13): Third Avenue redesign
This Friday, the Minneapolis City Council will be voting to decide the future of 3rd Avenue through downtown as it makes room for new protected bikeways this summer.