Bicycle bells don’t scare anybody into paying attention. You know what does? A big air horn. Read more →
The Iron Range is about to learn what metro drivers have finally figured out. Roundabouts aren’t so bad. Read more →
Sidewalks hearken back to a day in America where people walked to places, maybe even stopped to talk to neighbors. But that romanticized view has no place in America, judging from the reaction of people at a meeting Monday night.
Homeowners in Mankato hate sidewalks. Read more →
Former Minnesota transportation commissioner Elwyn Tinklenberg is blowing up one of the most widely-held assertions in Minnesota today: that the transportation issue pits the Twin Cities metro against people in rural Minnesota. Read more →
Why would anyone think it was a raid? Because the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has Minneapolis and Hennepin County in its sights. Read more →
It’s still not a lot of fun flying from Point A to Point B in the United States, but the airlines’ performance is the best in 22 years, a report from the Department of Transportation says today. U.S. airlines canceled just 1.17 percent of scheduled flights for the year 2016, the lowest in decades. Read more →
After World War II, area residents planted more than 1,000 trees to honor service members in a living tribute on Minnesota Highway 22 between Mankato and Mapleton. But road needs change and now the trees must go. Read more →
As we’ve noted many times in this space over the years, flying cars are a fairly impractical solution to a problem. Most every flying car project that’s underway continues to take investors’ money and delay the rollout. Read more →
Lost in all the back-patting and credit-grabbing in today’s announcement that Ford will not ship some car production to Mexico is this nugget: Gasoline-powered cars are not far from being eclipsed by electric ones. Read more →
Assuming I-94 and I-90 are the obvious choices for tolls in Wisconsin, why not extend the practice right into Minnesota too, shifting more of the burden for highway upkeep to those who use them the most? Read more →
If there’s a worse form of transportation than an airline flight these days, what is it?
There might be some that are slower, but the chances are it doesn’t come with the disruptive passenger, which has suddenly become as common on flights as the person who tries to shove a cello in the overhead bin.
Read more →
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety this afternoon released this video, shot from the dash of a State Patrol cruiser, to remind people to slow down in icy conditions. Read more →
The next time we have a discussion of transportation issues in Minnesota, let’s keep this picture in mind. Read more →
There’s a reason Minnesota is a transportation backwater and the duct-tape approach filling the vacuum of a failed government is a primary one.
Read more →
Maybe being a bicyclist in our cities doesn’t have to be a life-or-death challenge at intersections. Read more →