Austin Daily Herald: 30 bikes ready to roll out with Red Bike debut next month
Austin volunteers are ready to pedal into a new program, albeit with about half the bikes they’d originally planned.

Pioneer Press: The east metro ruckus over $485 million Gold Line is getting louder
Virginia Zeitz wants her suburb to remain, well, suburban. She is fighting a plan that she said would “urbanize” her Oakdale neighborhood with the $485 million Gold Line rapid-transit bus line.

SC Times: 5,000-signature for rail service hits Capitol
Gov. Mark Dayton’s policy adviser Tenzin Dolkar met with supporters

Star Tribune: The Drive: Lessons learned with pilot Route 494
It was with high hopes that the Suburban Transit Association (STA) in January launched the region’s first suburb-to-suburb express and limited-stop bus service, a way for people to get to and from jobs clustered along the I-494 and Hwy. 169 corridors in the west and southwest metro.

West Central Tribune: Regional transportation plans to be discussed
The Mid-Minnesota Development Commission will hold its annual public informational meeting for the Area Transportation Partnership’s 2016-2019 Area Transportation Improvement Program at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Commentary, Star Tribune: My tourism plan can make us the envy of the world
I was at the Meet Minneapolis annual tourism luncheon recently, where they crowdsourced ideas for a new, big tourism enticement for the city.

Editorial, Duluth News Tribune: Our View: Approve pothole plan
While the Duluth school district has a budget shortfall, the city of Duluth has a budget surplus. And few Duluthians would argue with the way Mayor Emily Larson wants to spend it: fixing streets.