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Evening tunnel work will bring delays for Blue Line riders

Northbound Blue Line riders can expect trips to take a bit longer on several nights this spring and summer.


Weekend traffic: Test project begins on Maryland Avenue in St. Paul

Ramsey County crews began removing striping along Maryland Avenue between Greenbrier Street and Johnson Parkway in St. Paul, marking the start of a test of a new configuration that will reduce the road from two lanes in each direction to one with a center turn lane.


Demo shows power of a seat belt; seat belt campaign begins Monday

A two-week seat belt enforcement campaign begins on Monday.


Look out for bicycle convoys in Minneapolis on Friday's Bike to Work Day

On average, more than 11,000 commuters ride their bikes to work each day, city officials say, and they are hoping for more during Friday's annual Bike to Work Day.


Mail call: Transit advocates will deliver pro-transit postcards to Gov. Dayton

Transportation advocates plan to deliver thousands of post cards to the governor, each with a message decrying proposed cuts to transit service and raising objections to possible fare increases.


Metro Transit student summer passes now on sale

School will be out in a few weeks and that means students who use Go To cards to take Metro Transit to class will be without transportation.


Man exposing himself to I-35W motorists arrested after fighting with trooper

A man exposing himself along a busy Minneapolis freeway gave motorists quite a sideshow Monday morning and as it turned out was quite a handful for law enforcement.


Eastbound County 42 at I-35W closes Wednesday as westbound reopens

Crews repairing the County Road 42 bridge over I-35W in Burnsville are about a week ahead of schedule and by Wednesday they will wrap up work that has had the westbound lanes closed since mid-April.


Blue Line shutdown this weekend; I-94 closure in Maple Grove

The sun will be shining on travelers heading to Mother's Day brunches and this weekend's fishing opener, but the question is can motorists keep a sunny disposition while navigating a growing list of road construction projects?


New fare options come with Metro Transit app upgrade

There is some exciting news for Metro Transit riders who use the agency's app to buy fares. With the newest upgrade to be rolled out in time for Wednesday's morning commute, riders won't have to make a minimum purchase.


Riders with disabilities to rally against transit cuts Tuesday

It's down to the wire at the State Capitol and the debate over funding for transportation continues. As it does, ardent transit users are making their voice known that even a 10 percent cut to Metro Transit and Metro Mobility will have dire effects.


Metro Transit rolls out bicycle boarding pilot program on the Blue Line

Blue Line riders who board at the 38th Street and 46th Street stations may have noticed new green stickers featuring bicycle logos on platforms.


Police warn Cinco de Mayo revelers not to drink and drive

Between 2 and 3 people an hour are stopped for drunken driving on days the holiday is celebrated and those numbers go up when if falls on a weekend, like St. Paul's big shindig does this year.


Weekend traffic alert: Festivals, parades and a spate of road work

This weekend serves up a number of big spring celebrations and parades and that will put extra traffic on the roads. There's also a full slate of road work that motorists will have to dodge.


Starting Monday, work on I-394, Hwy. 252 will affect drivers for weeks

Let's start with some good news: By Thursday's evening rush hour, the entire ramp from westbound I-94 to the Hennepin/Lyndale exits will be open.


Test project coming to Maryland Avenue in St. Paul

Maryland Avenue between Greenbrier Street and Johnson Parkway is a four-lane thoroughfare with two travel lanes in each direction. But the segment that handles between 15,700 vehicles on the east end to 18,300 vehicles on the west end is going down to three lanes, with one travel lane in each direction and a center turn lane.


Students rally against transit cuts and fare hikes

Minneapolis Public School students have a message for legislators contemplating making steep cuts to public transportation: Don't.


Deer danger on Hwy. 169 in Jordan after semi overturns and spills load of corn

The State Patrol is warning drivers to be on the lookout for deer feeding on corn that landed on the side of the highway.


Uber begins service in Duluth on Monday

Residents in Duluth, Minn., will have a new transportation option starting at noon Monday when Uber begins service in state's fifth largest city.


Just Drive event in Monticello aims to end distracted driving

The bright orange shirts emblazoned with the words "Just Drive" succinctly says what Greg LaVallee wants all motorists to do while they are behind the wheel. In other words, he implores drivers to put down the phone.