From Amber Collett, Communications Associate, Transit for Livable Communities I recently sat down with Rachel Bents, a St. Paul resident who has decided to try to live car-free (without her own personal vehicle) in Minnesota. Recommend on Facebook Share on google plus Tweet about it
Posts Categorized: Transit and Transportation
The Twin Cities regional highway system continues to expand – it grew another 1 percent between 2000 and 2008 and is the 8th largest of the 25 most populous regions.
John Tuma’s Capitol Update – February 26, 2010 “There is magic in the feel of a paddle and the movement of a canoe, a magic compounded of distance, adventure, solitude, and peace. The way of a canoe is the way of the wilderness and of a freedom almost forgotten. It is an antidote to insecurity,… Read more »
From Transit for Livable Communities: Check this out: Awesome MPR interactive piece on how Central Corridor might impact University Avenue, with images and stories about the street’s past and present. Recommend on Facebook Share on google plus Tweet about it
American Public Media, a kissing-cousin of Minnesota Public Radio, has a new web feature out to measure your impact on the planet, called Consumer Consequences. You enter some data about your lifestyle and it’ll tell you how many planet earths would be needed if everyone lived like you. Sadly, I am sitting at a need for… Read more »
The state’s newest think tank, Minnesota 2020, has a post up today on transit funding.
Increased funding for water, wildlife, and natural areas, as well as increased funding for transit, came close again this year, but failed to make it through.
The Supreme Court has ruled against the challenge to the Transporation Amendment that will be before voters on November 7. Here’s a link for the Associated Press story. Recommend on Facebook Share on google plus Tweet about it
Today 13 people, including four state legislators, filed a legal challenge to the Transportation Amendment that is slated to appear on Minnesota ballots this November. The four legislators are Rep. Dan Dorman (R-Albert Lea), Rep. Morrie Lanning (R-Moorhead), Rep. Tom Rukavina (DFL-Virginia), and Sen. Keith Langseth (DFL-Glyndon). Their argument? If I might distill it for you, the words… Read more »
Hi folks – welcome to Loon Commons. Thank you for joining in with this experiment. As you will hopefully notice while looking around the site, we are working to make this a forum for discussion and information sharing on current and emerging environmental and conservation issues in Minnesota. To start this off, we will be… Read more »