Road vs. Rail — from Big Lake to Minneapolis

by Than Tibbetts, Jeff Thompson and Nikki Tundel, Minnesota Public Radio
November 16, 2009

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Some commuters will ride the Northstar train to save time on their trip to downtown Minneapolis each day. But will they really get there any faster?

MPR News sent two teams to document their trip from Big Lake to Minneapolis this morning to answer that question.

Jeff Thompson and Tom Weber took the train, Nikki Tundel, Laura Yuen and Molly Bloom took a car.

Click here to view the full slideshow, then move your mouse over the large dots below to see each scene along the way.