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Transportation

  • Nonprofit: Big rise in metro biking, walking
    The Twin Cities nonprofit Transit for Livable Communities says bike riding in the metro area has increased by more than 50 percent and walking has increased by 20 percent in the past five years.March 3, 2013
  • Closed airport towers a potential 'calamity?' Not likely in Minn.
    Many of the air traffic control towers slated to close under "the sequester" are at airports without airline service.February 22, 2013
  • How travelers will feel merger between American, US Airways
    What does the American-US Airways merger mean for consumers?The Daily Circuit, February 18, 2013
  • High-speed rail buzz overpowers daily chug of freight trains
    From the steam engine to visions of a national high-speed rail system, railroads have made their mark on American culture. But these new projects could conflict with the freight systems that go largely undetected for many Americans.February 17, 2013
  • New report questions FAA's airline safety promise
    Since a deadly airline crash in 2009, the government hasn't kept its promise to ensure that major airlines are holding their smaller partners to the same safety standards, a federal watchdog says.February 16, 2013
  • Report: Midwest firms coupled to high-speed rail
    Hundreds of Midwest manufacturers stand to benefit from a web of high-speed passenger rail routes emerging from Chicago's rail hub, according to a report released by an environmental policy group that has fought to defend the use of billions in taxpayer money on such projects.February 9, 2013
  • Pinnacle Airlines moving HQ to Minn.
    Memphis-based Pinnacle Airlines plans to move its headquarters to the Twin Cities by May. The airline, which provides regional air services for Delta Air Lines, has about 500 employees at its Tennessee headquarters.January 24, 2013
  • Baby pulled from Minn. lake dies
    An infant girl has died after being pulled from her family's submerged sport utility vehicle in Lake Minnetonka last Friday.January 22, 2013
  • Airline reports new fuel leak in Boeing 787
    Japan Airlines has reported a fuel leak in a Boeing 787 Dreamliner for the second time in a week amid a U.S. safety review of the aircraft.January 13, 2013
  • $78M airport terminal opens in Duluth
    A new $78 million airport terminal will open in Duluth on Monday after nearly 10 years of planning and construction. More than half the funding came from federal grants, with state and local dollars covering the rest.January 13, 2013
  • Water main breaks in downtown Minneapolis
    A water main break at one of the busiest intersections in downtown Minneapolis is causing low water pressure for some downtown residents and businesses.January 3, 2013
  • Delays litter long road to vehicle rearview rules
    There is a law in place that calls for new manufacturing requirements to improve the visibility behind passenger vehicles to help prevent fatal backing crashes, which the government estimates kill some 228 people every year. But the standards have yet to be mandated because of delays by the DOT.December 29, 2012
  • Fees undermine fliers' ability to compare fares
    For many passengers, air travel is only about finding the cheapest fare. But as airlines offer a proliferating list of add-on services, the ability to comparison-shop for the lowest total fare is eroding.December 26, 2012
  • Southwest Light Rail design contracts go to two firms
    The Met Council today approved two firms for engineering and design work on the planned Southwest Light Rail line. A former frontrunner for the contract, URS Corp., was not one of them.December 19, 2012
  • Golden Valley approves fourth light-rail route
    Early plans for what could be the Twin Cities' fourth light-rail transit spoke are moving ahead, with the blessing of the city of Golden Valley.December 19, 2012

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