Officials are expected to select a new route for the Gold Line bus rapid transit project before 2016 is over. Despite a small but vocal group of local opposition, this project has clear benefits for the east metro.
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TLC talks with Saint Paul's Gary Leavitt, Transit-Oriented Development Manager, about realizing the city's TOD potential—along the Green Line and beyond.
As planning for transit and active transportation continues to move forward in the Twin Cities metro region this spring, there are a number opportunities to get involved.
With planning underway in a number of areas around the metro, our region is gradually moving toward a true system of transit, bicycling, and walking.
By Dave Van Hattum, Senior Policy Advocate Four of the metro region’s most highly anticipated transitways—Cedar Avenue Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), Bottineau, Gateway, and Southwest LRT—recently have crossed...
Funding for transit is much more precarious than funding for roads and bridges because transit relies to a significant degree on state general fund appropriations and General Obligation bonding – funding that needs to be allocated by the legislature each year.
While TLC strongly supports bonding that helps advance the build out of a regional transit system, we recognize the particular urgency of the Southwest bonding request this legislative session.
At a recent press conference House Chairman Mike Beard attempted to defend the details of his proposed bill. Many of his comments contradict the facts. Here are some points he made and TLC’s response.
From Dave Van Hattum, Policy and Program Manager The 2011 Minnesota Legislative session begans on Tuesday, January 4th. With a looming $6 billion budget deficit,...