Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Freight Trains Get Go-Ahead to Travel Closer to Light Rail Line in Minneapolis

A major roadblock in Minneapolis involving how its Southwest light rail and freight trains operate close to one another has been resolved, freeing local transit planners to apply for nearly $1 billion in federal funds to help pay for the project.

Janet Moore | Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
July 20, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Minnesota Freight Railroad Files Lawsuit Over Light-Rail Project

Planners of the Southwest light-rail project in Minnesota are facing another legal challenge, this time from a freight rail company that is slated to share a portion of the nearly 15-mile route between Minneapolis and Eden Prairie.

Janet Moore | Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
April 26, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

Minnesota Voters to Decide Fate of Auto Tax for Roads, Bridges

Come November, Minnesotans may decide whether the sales tax they pay for a variety of auto-related services — from oil changes to car rentals — should be dedicated solely to road and bridge improvements across the state.

Janet Moore | Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
April 13, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics

BNSF Plans $90 Million Rail Improvements in Minnesota

BNSF Railway Co. said March 9 it will invest about $90 million this year to maintain its freight rail network in Minnesota.

Janet Moore | Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
March 13, 2018
Government, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Minnesota DOT Tests Driverless Shuttle Bus

With a cheery chime, a small, squarish minibus eased forward and tentatively took to the “highway” Dec. 12, advancing to a top speed of 3 miles per hour in the frigid morning air punctuated by a dash of swirling snow.

Janet Moore | Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
December 13, 2017
Government, Business, Safety

Minnesota Legislators Debate Who Pays if Freight Train, Light Rail Collide

Residents have long worried about plans for Southwest light rail to operate alongside freight trains hauling ethanol, especially in densely populated areas such as Minneapolis.

Janet Moore | Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
April 4, 2017