July 30, 2018, 1pm PDT
A columnist presents criticisms and recommendations for both sides of the density debate as Minneapolis considers a new comprehensive plan.
July 11, 2018, 10am PDT
Plans for a sizable eco-friendly development on the site of St. Paul's Twin Cities Assembly Plant have drawn support from many, including the city's young mayor. But density opponents remain unconvinced.
June 20, 2018, 8am PDT
The Riverview transit corridor has plenty of local support. Now planners will get to work.
May 16, 2018, 5am PDT
The city of Edina, Minnesota, provides an example of the suburban reaction to a wave of multi-family residential construction.
January 11, 2018, 5am PST
The plug has been pulled on an ongoing study into the feasibility of higher speed rail service between the Twin Cities in Minnesota and Milwaukee in Wisconsin. Wisconsin wasn't supporting the project; now Minnesota isn't either.
December 18, 2017, 7am PST
Regional interests around the Twin Cities are considering a proposal that would connect St. Paul to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and the city of Bloomington by streetcar.
November 2, 2017, 8am PDT
Companies struggling to get employees to work are turning to a variety of transportation alternatives not traditionally covered by transit agencies.
October 15, 2017, 5am PDT
An oversight committee has approved the Locally Preferred Alternative for the Review Corridor Streetcar project that will connect Downtown St. Paul to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
October 10, 2017, 10am PDT
The Twin Cities have a super-sized incentive to nail down regulations for short-term rentals. A tax revenue windfall hangs in the balance.
August 10, 2017, 2pm PDT
The Twin Cities provide a case study for the role of the housing market in regional employment markets.
March 21, 2017, 8am PDT
An Star Tribune analysis finds residents in the Twin Cities region are generously supporting the transportation infrastructure spending of the rest of the state.
July 16, 2016, 11am PDT
have you ever found bike parking hidden behind a dumpster?
July 12, 2016, 2pm PDT
A new study identifies the disconnect between employees and employers in the Twin Cities region. The report also predicts dramatic improvements if the region's long-term transportation plans are realized.
July 7, 2016, 12pm PDT
The North American High Speed Rail Group has proposed an elevated, $4.2 billion, 150+ mph high-speed rail line above existing highways without public subsidy between Rochester and the Twin Cities. Completion is estimated for 2021.
May 18, 2016, 1pm PDT
The cities of Oakdale and Lake Elmo made their opposition to a proposed busway connecting to St. Paul known by withdrawing their support for the project. Now Gold Line transit planners are refocusing their efforts on station location decisions.
March 29, 2016, 2pm PDT
Residents of suburbs located east of St. Paul in Minnesota have coalesced to oppose the Gateway Corridor Gold Line project, which would connect 12 stops along a bus rapid transit line.
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.
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
December 10, 2015, 12pm PST
A case study of suburban poverty and the programs needed to help residents through tough times.
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.