Reporter | Transportation

Transportation reporter Janet Moore covers trains, planes, automobiles, buses, bikes and pedestrians. Moore has been with the Star Tribune for 21 years, previously covering business news, including the retail, medical device and commercial real estate industries. 

Prior to moving to Minnesota, she worked as a business reporter at the Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal and Easton (Pennsylvania) Express-Times. She has a mass communications degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and was a Knight-Bagehot fellow in Business and Economics Journalism at Columbia University in New York.


Southwest light-rail federal funding proposal advances to Congress

A critical $929 million federal grant to help pay for construction of the Southwest light-rail line has advanced to Congress, a critical step in the funding pipeline for the $2 billion project.


Analysis finds MnDOT 'inconsistent' in oversight of party buses, limos

The Minnesota review comes after a deadly crash in New York.


Hennepin, Met Council abandon route for Bottineau Blue Line

The news comes after years of futile negotiations with BNSF Railway, which owns eight miles of Bottineau's 13-mile route. The freight rail giant has said repeatedly it's not interested in sharing its right of way with light rail.


Supporters press for extension of Metro Transit's Blue Line light rail

The proposed Blue Line extension is delayed amid stalled talks with BNSF.


Metro Transit ambassadors, other safety measures languish at Capitol

Crime on light rail, buses was increasing before ridership dropped during pandemic.


Crane accident reported on Southwest LRT site in Minneapolis

Homes evacuated as precaution but no one injured.


Vacant Lake Street Kmart could become temporary post office

Minneapolis officials on Tuesday will consider leasing the vacant Kmart store on Lake Street to the U.S. Postal Service for use as a temporary post…


A pandemic silver lining: Less noise from Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport

Complaints related to noisy aircraft landing and departing from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport have fallen precipitously as airlines have seen vastly decreased traffic.


Metropolitan Council head outlines changes to better serve communities of color

The response was prompted by a letter signed by 200 past, present employees.


Metro Transit employees call for change in serving minority passengers

They object to how the agency serves minorities.