Bemidji Pioneer: Capitol Chatter: Driverless cars struggle when looking for lane lines
Minnesota Senate committee supported a pilot project for vehicles that drive themselves, but on the same day Reuters news service reported that things are not going well for some of the vehicles in California.
Fergus Falls Journal: Can Fergus get more pledges to bike than Little Falls?
Pioneer Press: Traditional GOP allies – businesses – are challenging party on transit
It’s easy to find critics of mass transit among Republican lawmakers at the Capitol.
Politics in MN: Metro Transit hopes to add electric buses
Metro Transit wants to add the first five electric buses to the agency’s fleet, a move that may not be financially beneficial in the near-term but could pay off in other ways, representatives say.
Politics in MN: Shuttles may answer traffic issues near soccer stadium
When the Minnesota United FC soccer stadium opens in 2018, shuttles around St. Paul could carry fans to and from the 20,000-seat venue in the city’s busy Midway neighborhood.
Public News Service: National Walking Day highlights need for safe school routes
Star Tribune: Council panel deadlocks on 3rd Avenue lane redesign proposal
The first sextet of Minneapolis electeds to vote on the issue of redesigning 3rd Avenue S. in downtown Minneapolis deadlocked Tuesday on whether to put the majority of the street on a lane-shrinking road diet.
Star Tribune: Affordable housing a must along Southwest LRT, according to strategy
Despite the widespread notion that the Southwest light-rail line would cater to professionals commuting from the wealthy western suburbs, the train also will cut past working-class homes with incomes well below the metro median.
Star Tribune: City officials across Minnesota vie for aid to rebuild crumbling streets
Newly minted Mayor Emily Larson gripped the steering wheel as she eased her Pontiac Vibe over one of her city’s rough streets.
Star Tribune: Nicollet Mall redo back on track, on budget with new bids
The $50 million overhaul of Nicollet Mall appears to be back on track after Minneapolis secured five bids Tuesday to reconstruct the pedestrian corridor.
West Central Tribune: Bikes Alliance seeks input at open house
Making Willmar a safer, healthier, more bicycle-friendly community will be the topic of a bike open house 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Willmar City Auditorium.
Commentary, Duluth News Tribune: Bicycle Advocate’s View: Sharing the road a shared responsibility
West Central Tribune: High-profile transportation projects ahead, so are rough roads
The upcoming years will see a number of high-profile transportation projects in the area.
Commentary, SC Times: Northstar needs to prove its worth 1st
The Feb. 16 St. Cloud Times put an “editorial” on its front page. “Hope builds for Northstar” was an editorial because it contained no news and it quoted only pro-transit individuals.
Commentary, SC Times: Knoblach’s Northstar plan for St. Cloud is promising
Swapping Big Lake trip for service to St. Cloud and using Amtrak station has appeal
Editorial, Duluth News Tribune: Our view: Just who’ll ride the rails?
The enormous cost of getting it up and running has been slashed in half, greatly boosting the likelihood of the long-awaited, once-only-dreamed-about Northern Lights Express passenger train becoming a reality between the Twin Cities and Twin Ports.
LTE, Star Tribune: Readers Write (April 4): Free-transit proposal
Great idea. Just keep the focus on buses more than light rail