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

High-frequency transit attracting more development 

About one-third of the region’s residential multifamily development between 2009 and 2017 happened within a half-mile of current and planned light rail and bus rapid transit stations.

Date: Sunday, March 24, 2019

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

Upcoming Events
  • Public meeting for the Draft 2021-24 Transportation Improvement Program

    The Transportation Advisory Board is receiving public comment on the Draft 2021-24 Transportation Improvement Program. The program includes highway, transit, bicycle, and pedestrian projects proposed in the Twin Cities metropolitan area in the next four years.

    Date: 7/13/2020
    Time: 4:00 PM

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  • CARES Act Recovery Assistance Planning Session

    The Center for Economic Inclusion, Greater MSP, and the Met Council will host a virtual planning session to share ideas and discuss regional priorities for funding. Representatives from the three organizations will be on-hand to provide updates and answer questions about the Regional Economic Framework.

    Date: 7/15/2020
    Time: 11:00 AM

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