Published: October 15, 2012
Tags: light rail
A commission looking to expand transit options in the east metro is lining up in support of a plan that would create a bus rapid transit line between downtown St. Paul and Woodbury, Minn., largely along Hudson Road.
Published: June 13, 2012
Tags: Ames Construction, Bureau of Labor Statistics, light rail, women, Women in Construction Co.
With light-rail construction engulfing the University of Minnesota, campus is covered in hard hats and neon vests. But few of those are worn by female workers.
Published: November 14, 2011
Tags: bridge, I-94, Interstate 94, light rail, MnDOT, St. Croix bridge
The future of public transit in the Interstate 94 corridor between Minnesota and Wisconsin shed a couple of “ifs” when transportation officials and consultants declared a dedicated St. Croix River crossing a no-go.
Published: October 24, 2011
Tags: Briohn Building, Community and Economic Development Committee, Department of City Development, J. F. Ahern, Joe Davis, light rail, Menomonee Valley, Menomonee Valley Industrial Center, Milwaukee, Paragon Development Systems, Rocky Marcoux, streetcar
More construction crews soon could descend on Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley Industrial Center, a once-dilapidated landscape that has undergone a decade-long revival.
Published: August 25, 2011
Tags: light rail, Mall of America, Minnesota Transit Constructors
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department says the joint venture that built the Hiawatha light-rail line in Minneapolis has agreed to pay the government $4.6 million. The settlement resolves allegations that Minnesota Transit Constructors Inc. submitted false claims. Minnesota Transit Constructors was the prime contractor on the line linking downtown Minneapolis with the Mall [...]
Published: July 29, 2011
Tags: commuter rail, Dean Johnston, FTA, Gateway Corridor Commission, light rail
By Bill Clements Dolan Media Minneapolis — To Lake Elmo, Minn., Mayor Dean Johnston, the reason for doing long-term planning for a new transit corridor from Minneapolis to Eau Claire, Wis., is pretty simple. It’s to keep the taxpayers happy — whether they realize it. “What makes for unhappy taxpayers is when problems aren’t anticipated [...]
Published: April 26, 2011
Tags: Central Corridor, light rail
St. Paul, Minn. (AP) — Federal officials on Tuesday signed a formal monetary commitment for the Central Corridor light rail line said to be the largest public works project in Minnesota’s history. The federal government is providing $478 million for the 11-mile light rail line between downtown St. Paul and downtown Minneapolis. The $957 million [...]
Published: April 19, 2011
Tags: Federal Transit Administration, FTA, light rail
St. Paul, Minn. (AP) — St. Paul’s mayor said the Federal Transit Administration will sign an agreement next week committing $460 million in aid for the Twin Cities light rail transit project. Some have criticized the Metropolitan Council for proceeding with the $957 million project without an official federal aid commitment. During his State of [...]
Published: February 7, 2011
Tags: Central Corridor, Federal Transit Administration, light rail, Metropolitan Council, Twin Cities
Minneapolis — The Metropolitan Council and other local agencies finally have the news they have been seeking: The Federal Transit Administration has sent to Congress the grant agreement for the Central Corridor light rail project.
Published: August 17, 2010
Tags: bus, CH2M Hill, commuter rail, Gateway Corridor Commission, Interstate 94 corridor, light rail, mass transit, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, rapid transit, Twin Cities
By Kevin Featherly Dolan Media Newswires Minneapolis — Looking to get their share of transit money, leaders from eastern Twin Cities suburbs are planning a $1.4 million, 18-month study to identify mass transit options for the Interstate 94 corridor into Wisconsin. The leaders, known as the Gateway Corridor Commission, hired CH2M Hill, a global engineering, [...]
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