Government, Business

ASCE Gives Minnesota Infrastructure a C

Minnesota road with autumn color Some roads in Minnesota are scenic, but the state's roads earned a D+ from ASCE. (Shutterstock)

Minnesota has received a C grade on the American Society of Civil Engineers’ most recent infrastructure report card.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 16, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

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

Minnesota Welcome Sign Lorie Shaull/Flickr

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

Minnesota Announces $1 Billion in Road and Bridge Projects in 2018

Interstate 35 Minnesota Tony Webster/Flickr

Minnesota Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle announced April 4 that $1.1 billion will be dedicated to state road and bridge projects that will be worked on throughout the year.

Transport Topics
April 6, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Minnesota DOT Studies Tolling Along Major Twin Cities Routes

I-35 in Minnesota Doug Kerr/Flickr

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is considering the cost of expanding its tolling program, according to a feasibility study of several major corridors.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 31, 2018
Government, Business

State DOT Leaders Stress Importance of Connections With Freight Movers

Minnesota DOT's Charles Zelle Minnesota DOT's Charles Zelle at TRB in Washington. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — State departments of transportation could benefit from establishing a rapport with freight movers and companies that need goods to be moved, according to Utah Department of Transportation Director Carlos Braceras.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 9, 2018
Government, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Minnesota DOT Tests Driverless Shuttle Bus

Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune

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

Minnesota Seeks Public Comment on Duluth Interchange Project

Blatnik Bridge Blatnik Bridge by Joe Passe/Flickr

Proposals for repairs to a major interchange in Duluth were open to public comment through Dec. 11 via an online survey from the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 5, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

Magnum Trucking Breaks Ground on Minnesota Terminal

Magnum Trucking

With mounds of dirt and heavy machinery in the background, civic leaders gathered Oct .12 to welcome regional shipping giant Magnum Trucking to Bemidji, Minn.

Jordan Shearer | The Bemidji (Minn.) Pioneer
October 13, 2017
Government, Logistics, TCA

Minnesota DOT Hopes Trump’s Infrastructure Promise Can Fix Its ‘Can of Worms’

Minnesota's I-35 'Can of Worms' Duluth News Tribune

The Trump administration’s $1 trillion infrastructure promise is starting small — with a reboot — and shifting greater responsibility onto states and municipalities.

Brady Slater | Duluth (Minn.) News Tribune
August 7, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel

Minnesota Rejects Request From Truckers to Delay Plan to Mandate B20 Biofuel Mix

B20 option at the pump Micah Walter/Bloomberg News

Minnesota Department of Agriculture officials have rejected a request by the state’s trucking association to delay a plan to increase the mix of biofuel to 20% of all diesel sold in the state beginning May 1.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
July 27, 2017