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Transportation

  • HD cameras and station design intended to enhance LRT security
    High-definition surveillance cameras are just one security feature that light rail planners considered when designing the 18 new stops along the Central Corridor.August 13, 2012
  • Airport screeners, gov't agree on contract
    The union representing nearly 45,000 airport screeners has reached a first-ever collective bargaining agreement with the Transportation Security Administration.August 2, 2012
  • Bridge anniversary marked by victims' families, survivors
    Dozens of survivors and the families of victims of the I-35W bridge collapse gathered at the Mill City Museum Wednesday night to mark the fifth anniversary of the disaster.August 1, 2012
  • Small plane lands safely on Minn. highway
    Three friends from Canada are OK after their single-engine plane made an emergency landing on a central Minnesota highway.August 1, 2012
  • MTA cutting train fare by $1 this week
    Metro Transit is hoping that a $1 decrease in fares will tempt more riders to use Northstar Commuter Rail, which runs from Big Lake to downtown Minneapolis.July 30, 2012
  • Businesses along Central Corridor complain of damage to their buildings
    Some St. Paul businesses and property owners along the path of a future light-rail line say no one is taking responsibility for damage to their buildings. They claim Central Corridor construction has led to cracks in their foundations and flooding in their basements.July 24, 2012
  • Carlson: Steep rise in local airfares
    A major travel firm says Twin Cites airfares may increase next year at a rate faster than the national average.July 23, 2012
  • Nicollet intersection closing in S. Mpls.
    The intersection of 35th Street and Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis will be closed for construction starting Monday.July 8, 2012
  • Delta pilots ratify new contract
    Pilots at Delta Air Lines approved a new contract on Friday that will prompt a major shift in the way Delta uses smaller jets. The deal is likely to become a benchmark for pilot talks at United Airlines, too, and will ripple through negotiations at other airlines.June 29, 2012
  • For road repairs, closing highways vs. limiting traffic
    Drivers in the Twin Cities metro area can look forward to a little relief, as Interstate 94 between Minneapolis and St. Paul is reopened to traffic. I-94 has been closed sporadically on weekends for two construction seasons as improvements were made. There are some questions about the value of closing roads completely during construction, rather than just limiting traffic.June 11, 2012
  • Where's the logic of construction season?
    After this weekend, drivers in the Twin Cities area have something to look forward to: no more closures of Interstate 94. For two construction seasons, the freeway has been sporadically closed on weekends to expand the roadway and improve drainage. Motorists who have been forced to detour around a big road closure may have pondered the whys and hows of closing-off roads.June 11, 2012
  • Met Council considers sale on train fare
    The Metropolitan Council might drop Northstar fare prices by a dollar at most stations.June 10, 2012
  • Women in construction say: Easier than you think
    Women have joined the construction industry as laborers, engineers and managers, but the field is still largely dominated by men.June 9, 2012
  • Students safe in Scott Co. school bus crash
    Officials say a car driven by an 11th grade student rear-ended a school bus shortly before 3 p.m. today near New Prague. No students were injured.June 4, 2012
  • Device to purify water led to evacuation
    The object that prompted evacuation of a Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport terminal turned out to be a device used for water purification.June 4, 2012

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