Minnesota

March 8, 2016, 11am PST
Vehicle crashes at grade crossings have emerged as a top priority for Sarah Feinberg, the new Federal Railroad Administrator. Fatalities at rail crossings in 2014 increased by 15 percent from 2013.
Progressive Railroading
February 14, 2016, 9am PST
Metro Transit officials announced the opening date for the A Line—the first of potentially many more rapid bus routes featuring platform level boarding and signal priority.
MinnPost
February 12, 2016, 10am PST
A proposal in Minneapolis would restrict the development of drive-throughs, in pedestrian-friendly parts of the city, as a safety measure for all non-car users of the street.
Minneapolis Star Tribune
February 7, 2016, 11am PST
Instead of letting trash collection companies compete to serve customers, several Minnesota cities are negotiating contracts on behalf of their citizens. The measure, which reduces garbage truck traffic, has prompted backlash.
StarTribune
February 1, 2016, 7am PST
A transit rider and writer has a simple and succinct request for transit planners in Minneapolis: straighten out your transit routes.
Streets.MN
January 14, 2016, 8am PST
Is MSP really "Greater"? A brief look at the Human Ecology of Minnesota's Twin Cities reveals tremendous upside along with numerous challenges
Thriving Cities Blog
December 30, 2015, 10am PST
Is a city with its own fair share of high profile projects on the way doing enough to ensure the safety of pedestrians?
MinnPost
December 21, 2015, 9am PST
Determining whether to widen a street solely based on rush hour traffic ignores how the street is used and who uses it the rest of the day.
Streets.MN
December 10, 2015, 2pm PST
From his home in Brainerd, Minnesota (population 13,500), this fiscally conservative engineer leads a growing movement. His slow-and-steady approach to urban development has real bipartisan appeal.
MinnPost
December 10, 2015, 12pm PST
A case study of suburban poverty and the programs needed to help residents through tough times.
StarTribune
November 21, 2015, 5am PST
The Minneapolis area yields two case studies of troubled sites, home to big box retailers, finally rejoining the community.
MinnPost
October 31, 2015, 1pm PDT
Swatting down untruths and misinformation by bike lane opponents in St. Paul doesn't require a PhD, but it helps.
Beyond Chron
October 30, 2015, 9am PDT
Aaron Renn scours the Internet to find 12 maps that attempt to do the impossible: define the geographic and cultural expanse known as the American Midwest.
The Urbanophile
October 26, 2015, 11am PDT
A MinnPost article explains the importance of a properly tuned turning radius while getting to the bottom of a controversial decision to remove pedestrian and bike infrastructure.
MinnPost
October 17, 2015, 5am PDT
"Suburbia," opening today at the new Minnesota History Center in St. Paul, allows a portrait of suburban living that goes well beyond the mundane. By redefining the history suburbia, the exhibit also tracks the contemporary evolution of suburbs.
Minneapolis Star Tribune
October 13, 2015, 9am PDT
Recognizing that providing transit passes to students costs about the same as operating a system of buses in-house, some schools are giving students access to public transit.
MinnPost
September 22, 2015, 12pm PDT
A proud suburban resident defends her neighborhood from the criticisms of city-dwellers. It's not walkable, it's not perfect, but it's home.
Star Tribune
September 17, 2015, 6am PDT
Innocent until proven guilty—unless you're a pedestrian in the court of opinion.
Streets MN
September 9, 2015, 5am PDT
The second homes that once laid dormant much of the year, waiting for the next summer or winter vacation getaway, are now a desirable location for baby boomers to retire.
Grand Forks Herald
August 18, 2015, 6am PDT
Wonkblog illustrates the results of a "Natural Amenities Index" created by the federal government.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog