News about communities, transit, parks, water issues, regional planning

Floods at Pigs Eye Island

Pig’s Eye Island was an ideal site for a sewage treatment plant, but it was only about 12 feet above the normal level of the river and therefore susceptible to flooding.

Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019

Governor Walz proposes $1.5 billion transit package

Includes an investment strategy to support the region’s bus system for generations to come, and includes addressing the structural budget issues created by the growth in demand for Metro Mobility.

Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Federal awards allocated to 57 transportation projects

Every two years, the Council allocates roughly $200 million to locally initiated projects that meet regional transportation needs. This process is called the Regional Solicitation.

Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019

Council chair announces leadership changes

Focus on tackling the challenges facing regional transit, housing, equity, and investments in the region's planning and infrastructure that contribute to its economic vitality and competitiveness.

Date: Monday, January 14, 2019

Slawik sworn in as Metropolitan Council Chair

“I am very familiar with the good work of the Council and its importance to our region. That’s one of the reasons that I accepted this position – I believe in the mission and work of the Council.”

Date: Thursday, January 10, 2019