MinnPost: Political fights over light rail projects in Minnesota are nothing new
Sen. Al Franken warned recently about the possible loss of federal funds for the $1.8 billion Southwest LRT project if the state doesn’t pony up. His cautionary words provided a reality check for the 14-mile transit line that continues to encounter political headwinds.

MPR: Transportation talks resume with new gas tax offer
With a little more than two weeks left in the 2016 session, state lawmakers resumed public negotiations Friday on the transportation funding bill that they left unresolved a year ago.

Pioneer Press: Minnesota lawmakers offer transportation concessions, but deal still distant
On Friday afternoon, Republicans and Democrats in the Minnesota Legislature sat down in front of cameras and did something unusual for the year-long debate about transportation funding: they offered concessions.

Commentary, Austin Daily Herald: State needs to address transportation
Thank you for your efforts over the past two years to pass a new, long-term funding package for Minnesota’s transportation infrastructure.

Commentary, Star Tribune: Minnesota businesses need transit, and we need it now
As major employers in the Twin Cities region, we have a vested interest in helping to ensure that our region is growing and evolving to meet the needs of our employees, customers, patients and communities we care for — now and into the future.

Commentary, SC Times: Be skeptical of state’s Northstar Costs
Transportation chief, Met Council chari are tied to other rail estimates that are way off

LTE, Star Tribune: Readers Write (May 9): Light rail, Northstar rail