Austin Daily Herald: Red Bike pedals out
In the front of Rydjor Bike Shop and at six racks around town, 30 shiny red bikes are “ready to roll” around the streets of Austin.

Pioneer Press: You’ll be able to use your phone to ride Metro Transit soon
As you count out coins for city-bus fare or scrounge in your wallet or purse for that ever-elusive Go-To card, you might wonder about using your phone as a bus pass. Is there an app for that?

Star Tribune: Fix for nasty Franklin-Cedar-Minnehaha junction needs one last approval
A long-awaited, long-debated attempt at fixing the crash-prone and tricky Cedar-Franklin-Minnehaha intersection in south Minneapolis appears to be close to a go.

Star Tribune: Minneapolis City Council retains four lanes for 3rd Avenue downtown
Third Avenue will remain a four-lane street throughout downtown Minneapolis after a bid to cut a portion of it to three lanes failed by a single vote at the Minneapolis City Council on Friday.

Star Tribune: Franken urges state funding for Southwest Corridor light rail
U.S. Sen. Al Franken visited the proposed future light rail stop in Hopkins Sunday morning to warn that nearly $900 million in federal funding for the Southwest Corridor light-rail line will be lost if state legislators don’t fund the state’s smaller share this year.

Star Tribune: Some in St. Louis Park want city to curb its enthusiasm for sidewalks
St. Louis Park is on its way to becoming “an inner-city wasteland” with “hoodlums standing around on the corner to harass the young women.” Meanwhile, unelected bureaucrats trample on the rights of citizens.

Commentary, SC Times: Counties see big need for transportation aid
Projects involving roads, bridges and transit are necessary to help area’s economy

Commentary, SC Times: Knoblach’s Northstar plan doesn’t add up
Rep. Jim Knoblach’s plan to extend the Northstar rail commuter line from its current northernmost point of Big Lake up to St. Cloud – all at no additional cost – is not a real solution.

Editorial, Star Tribune: Don’t delay needed transportation funding in Minnesota
The orange barrels are back. Minnesota’s second season — road construction — has commenced, with 246 state road and bridge projects and delays, detours and driver frustration in the seven-month forecast.