Transportation bill focused on roads, bridges motors toward full House

A rally for transportation funding at the state capitol this year.

A transportation bill that places heavy emphasis on roads and bridges — and, its critics say, neglects metro area transit needs — is headed for the House Floor.

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New bicycle advocacy group aims at students, protected bikeways

Dan Lubben, co-founder of the University's chapter of the Minneapolis Bike Coalition, leads the group down Southeast Oak Street to discuss ways to improve bicycle traffic. Photo byJames Healy

From improving existing bike lanes to giving city officials suggestions on upcoming projects, a new advocacy group at the University of Minnesota is working to address cyclists’ concerns.

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Uber protests have precedent

A taxi in Minneapolis; image from City Pages.

Uber, a ride-sharing business that has been in the Twin Cities since October 2012, is protesting a proposed bill that would require its drivers to have additional insurance coverage. 
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Who's got a ticket to ride on private Zip Rail?

Image: A artist's rendition of the Zip Rail.

While a private entity calling itself the North American High Speed Rail Group LLC has declared itself the private organization that's going to raise capital and build the Zip Rail, a nonstop high

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We Can Make 28th Avenue Better for People

Crosswalks at 40th Street and 28th Avenue Are Heavily Used

Driving 28th Avenue from 38th Street to Minnehaha Parkway in south Minneapolis is a pleasure, a little too much so.

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Backers push for vote on driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants

High interest an undocumented immigrant driver’s license bill was apparent as a standing-room only crowd packed into the basement hearing room of the State Office Building March 25 for a meeting of the transportation committee. Photo by Andrew Von Bank

Maria Negreros says she risks breaking the law each day to drive her children to preschool.

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