Bemidji Pioneer: TRANSPORTATION: Roundtable for the roads: Lt. Gov. Smith to visit Bemidji on Thursday
With transportation one of the hot button issues during this year’s legislative session, Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith is visiting with business leaders and officials from communities across the state.

Mankato Free Press: Blue Earth County unveils five-year draft transportation plan
Blue Earth County officials are planning an ambitious slate of grading, paving and bridge work over the next five years, aided by a new sales tax that’s expected to generate $6 million a year.

Pioneer Press: St. Paul council approves Cleveland Avenue bike lanes, parking
The long saga of the Cleveland Avenue bicycle lanes has been put to bed, at least on paper.

Star Tribune: Stop For Me seeks to improve St. Paul crosswalk safety
Against the backdrop of another pedestrian killed in a St. Paul crosswalk — the 38th time this year that a driver collided with a pedestrian or bicyclist in the city — officials on Thursday will conduct a demonstration program called Stop for Me.

Star Tribune: Controversial Cleveland Avenue bicycle lanes move forward in St. Paul
St. Paul City Council voted Wednesday to approve a controversial plan for bicycle lanes along Cleveland Avenue after hearing from passionate opponents and supporters who live and work in the area.

Star Tribune: New Metro Transit app will allow riders to pay fares by phone
Metro Transit bus, light-rail and commuter rail riders will soon be able to pay their fares by using their smartphones.

Star Tribune: Gov. Mark Dayton outlines transportation initiative, concedes pessimism
Gov. Mark Dayton spoke to a gathering of transportation advocates Wednesday at the carpenters union hall in St. Paul where he laid out his requirements for a transportation bill.

Star Tribune: Nice Ride will offer a new flat fee structure when season starts in early April
The folks over at Nice Ride Minnesota are gearing up for the 2016 riding season, which they say will start on or shortly after April 3.