MPR: Car2Go area shrinks across Twin Cities
Car2Go will reduce its footprint in the Twin Cities by more than half.

MPR: Minneapolis-Rochester high speed rail decision expected by July
The firm that wants to build an elevated high-speed rail line between Rochester and the Twin Cities will decide by summer if the project goes forward, a company executive said Wednesday.

MPR: MPR: Settlement reached on light rail noise
A settlement between Minnesota Public Radio and the Metropolitan Council gives MPR $3.5 million to deal with vibration and noise interference caused by the Green Line at its downtown St. Paul broadcast studios.

Pioneer Press: Light rail down St. Paul’s West Seventh? It’s viable, plan says
Light rail along West Seventh Street remains viable for the Riverview Corridor, despite reportedly strong neighborhood opposition.

Politics in MN: Freight rail a quiet stakeholder in transportation funding talks
A transportation funding debate expected to take center stage when legislators reconvene in St. Paul next week will focus heavily on roads, bridges and transit, but a freight rail industry that quietly helps feed $40 billion into Minnesota’s gross domestic product could factor into the talks.

Politics in MN: Business groups differ on transportation funding
A transportation funding debate expected to take center stage when legislators reconvene in St. Paul next week will focus heavily on roads, bridges and transit, but a freight rail industry that quietly helps feed $40 billion into Minnesota’s gross domestic product could factor into the talks.

Star Tribune: Car2Go proposes smaller Minneapolis service area
Car sharing service Car2Go plans to reduce their service area in Minneapolis, leaving the blue and white Smart cars largely unavailable in the North Side and near the city’s southern border.

Star Tribune: Met Council to pay MPR $3.5M to settle LRT vibrations issue
The settlement will help MPR address the impact of the light-rail line on its own, an effort that could involve replacing equipment, further sound and vibration mitigation and finding alternate studio locations, MPR said.

Star Tribune: Mpls. streets deteriorating faster than they’re repaired, officials warn
Public Works director cautions that current rate of spending not sufficient to offset the decline of network of 60-year-old streets

Star Tribune: What’s new and cool in the cycling world? Look to Bloomington
Bike industry convention is window into what is changing, new – and potentially cool.

Commentary, SC Times: How many Northstar rail riders skip the bus?
Let’s ask our elected officials to task organizations to do analysis.

Editorial, Pioneer Press: Editorial: Surprise. Project costs rise
Back-to-back headlines this week raise questions about government spending and the every-penny scrutiny we expect from those we elect.