Tim Harlow | Star Tribune
Reporter | Traffic and transportation

Tim Harlow covers traffic and transportation issues in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, and likes to get out of the office, even during rush hour. Harlow also covers general assignment and breaking news and weather. 

Harlow previously spent four years covering Washington County news and writing about family events and festivals. He is a resident of Robbinsdale and earned a communications degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., and a masters degree in communications from Bethel University. In his free time, he likes playing sand and indoor volleyball.

Ramp expansion will address parking crunch at Apple Valley Transit Station

On Wednesday, the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA) board of directors is expected to sign off on plans to add two more levels to the parking structure to accommodate demand at the busy south-metro park-and-ride.

Standoff at Brooklyn Park hotel ends with suspect's surrender

Officers took the 31-year-old man into custody about 9:50 a.m., ending the ordeal that forced some guests to be evacuated from the La Quinta.

Weather soured as pilot took off from Moose Lake airport on fatal flight

Investigators haven't said whether conditions caused plane crash.

Bde Maka Ska restaurant and pavilion heavily damaged by fire

The cause of the 4 a.m. fire has not been determined, but lightning is suspected

Weekend traffic: Work on intersection will slow drivers on Hwy. 65 in Ham Lake

Metro Transit has canceled light-rail maintenance on the Blue and Green lines.

Jeremy Werst, champion of bicycling in Minneapolis, dies at 43

The founder of Mpls Bike Love online forum was found dead April 20 in his Minneapolis home.

Two University of Minnesota students assaulted on campus light-rail platform

Police have identified two suspects who fled from the East Bank Station

Driver concerned about longevity of repaired 35W noise wall in Bloomington

Drive reader Dick has seen workers taking down the old barriers and installing new wood in their place. He wanted to know why the walls were being replaced since it seems like they "should last a lot longer."

Commute by bicycle? Organizers of Bike to Work Day say give it a try

Organizers are hoping thousands will pedal their way to work next Friday.

How much are electric vehicles affected by Minnesota's extreme cold?

Electric vehicles perform at their peak in temperatures between 50 and 80 degrees. Just how much does cold weather affect them?