Minnesota State Senator Scott Newman (R- Hutchinson) has recently taken up his position as the chair of the Transportation Committee. Newman has stated that his focus will be to expand funding in Greater Minnesota for construction roads and bridges, while limiting the budget of public transit in the Twin Cities area, as well as the rest of the state. As have many state Republicans over the years, Newman asserts that rural areas of Minnesota have not received their fair share of transportation funding. But what does the data show?
Dakota County has decided to leave the CTIB (County Transit Improvement Board). The CTIB allegedly retaliated by refusing to fill a $12 million gap from the failed bonding bill with CTIB funds; this puts the Orange Line in jeopardy as the bulk of the funding ($120 out of $150 million) is expected to come from the CTIB pot. Thus the entire project could be delayed or even dropped.
Like in many municipalities across Minnesota, Public Works is the largest department in the City of Minneapolis. From streets and snow plowing, to recycling, drinking water and stormwater, Public Works […]
This letter was hand delivered to 16 legislators, the Governor, and the Lt. Governor on Friday, May 13, 2016. By Barb Thoman, Transportation Advisor Saint Paul, Minnesota The current debate […]
By Kevin Beltz, Green Transportation Intern On a spring-like Saturday morning on February 27, 2016, a group of twenty met at the Sierra Club office to venture to the Minnesota […]
By Kayla Grover Community voices were heard on February 9th, as members of the Seward neighborhood in Minneapolis voted to support a Hennepin County project to redesign the intersection of […]
By Jonah Freed Totally hooked on bike commuting this summer, I welcomed the new challenge of taking on the Minnesota winter. So far it’s been well worth the effort—because a […]
Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune calls the climate agreement in Paris “a turning point for humanity. For the first time in history, the global community agreed to action that […]
Transportation Forward is a new statewide campaign dedicated to building support for new investments in transportation—including “green” options like transit, bicycling and walking. As the Transportation Forward coalition gears up for […]
By Justin Randall The convenience and joys of biking are more accessible to the public than ever before. Forward-thinking advocates and city officials are interweaving two-wheeled transit into their region’s […]