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  • Kriesel meets with D.C. lawmakers to promote transportation programs

    Washington County Commissioner Gary Kriesel was among a delegation that traveled to Washington, D.C., to participate in the Minnesota Transportation Alliance annual Congressional “fly-in” June 8-10. While in the nation’s Capitol, the group met with members of the Minnesota’ Congressional delegation to thank the members for their support for the construction of the Stillwater bridge


  • Editorial: Cities will be hubs for future transit

    Ninety or so years ago, the Twin Cities were tucked happily into the golden age of train travel. St. Paul’s stately new Union Depot, finished in 1923, was handling more than 200 trains a day. A similar number were running through the Great Northern and Milwaukee stations in Minneapolis. In addition, remnants of a commuter


  • Local residents named to Red Rock Corridor Advisory Committee

    The Red Rock Corridor Commission announced Wednesday the creation of its new Citizens Advisory Committee — a group made up of residents and business owners along the transit route that will represent the community as station areas for a future commuter rail line are planned, according to a press release.Read mor


  • Transit station: New business hub?

    A Minneapolis-based urban planner extolled the virtues of development that can spring up around transit stations last week to Red Rock Corridor Commission members — and also warned of the challenges cities can face in making that development successful.Read mor


  • Red Rock: 8 years out?

    A commuter rail line between downtown St. Paul and Hastings could be up and running by 2018 Washington County transportation planners said last week, the first time officials have affixed such an early date to the project. The assessment is “optimistic,” county planner Andy Gitzlaff conceded, and is dependent on a number of factors, including