Duluth News Tribune: Northern Minnesota watches transportation funding debate
Greater Minnesota has lots at stake in a legislative transportation funding debate.

Mankato Free Press: Past, future to be discussed at bike summit
Greater Mankato Bike and Walk Advocates will look at past … The summit, for its part, will have a panel to discuss riding in on-street bike lanes.

MinnPost: Transit-oriented development in St. Paul: connections that create value
MSP’s transit investments — the METRO bus and light-rail system, the emerging arterial bus rapid transit (aBRT) system, enhanced bus service and more — are helping to build a more populous, prosperous region.

MPR: Transportation talks set to resume at Capitol
Democrats in the Minnesota Senate are renewing their call for a “dedicated and sustainable” funding source for transportation projects.

Pioneer Press: Will Fourth Street become St. Paul’s Nicollet Mall?
Rather than driving next to the Lowertown light-rail stop at Fourth and Wacouta streets in downtown St. Paul, imagine sitting in an outdoor cafe smack in the center of the westbound lanes, within view of CHS Field, the St. Paul Farmers’ Market and Mears Park.

Pioneer Press: Minneapolis students who ride city bus are absent less, study finds
Minneapolis Public Schools’ move from yellow school buses to Metro Transit passes for high school students saved the school district money and boosted attendance, a University of Minnesota study has found.

Pioneer Press: Electric cars get a room of their own at Twin Cities Auto Show
One of the major draws at the Twin Cities Auto Show this year is expected to be the Porsche 918 Spyder, a mean-looking dark gray two-seater that goes from 0 to 62 mph in 2.2 seconds and costs nearly $1 million — likely making it the priciest auto by far at the event.

Politics in MN: Report: MnDOT project selection needs more transparency
A new report from the Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor chides the Minnesota Department of Transportation for not being open enough about how it selects projects for construction.

Star Tribune: Study: Transit pass program brings academic, social and economic benefits to MPS students
The Minneapolis School District’s decision to have high school students use public transportation to get to class instead of riding yellow school buses is paying off with better attendance and better grades according to a new study by University of Minnesota researchers.

Star Tribune: Cyclist group seek coalition on lower urban speed limits
After setting off an online firestorm by proposing that Minnesota follow neighboring states with a 25 mph urban speed limit, the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota has quietly folded on the issue for now.

LTE, Star Tribune: Readers Write (March 11): Bike lanes, PolyMet proposal
In regard to the March 10 article asking if Minneapolis has enough bike lanes (“Minneapolis is riding high in making way for bikes”), I’d say no.