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'Orange Line' Between Mpls. and Burnsville Gets Federal Approval

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Plans for a Bus Rapid Transit line that would run between downtown Minneapolis and Burnsville have received federal approval.

The METRO Orange Line was given the OK from the Federal Transit Administration to enter project development. The line would open in 2019 and would run 17 miles along the Interstate 35W corridor.

Cone Zone: Hwy. 100 Closes for 2nd Consecutive Weekend

For the second weekend in a row, Highway 100 is closing in both directions from Interstate-394 to Highway 62. Crews will demolish the Canadian Pacific Railway Bridge, which is located just south of Highway 7.

MnDOT Works Around the Clock to Ease Tuesday Commute

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation has had plows and salt trucks running around the clock to deal with the accumulating snow around the state.

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Crash on Hwy. 169 Cleared, but Delays Continue

A messy crash has been causing some major traffic problems for commuters in the West Metro on Thursday morning.

A southbound vehicle was on Highway 169 and somehow landed on the median. The crash was just south of Bren Road before the Crosstown in Edina but has since been cleared.

Community Meeting Offers Info about Snow Emergency Rules

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Parking during the winter can be tricky when you don’t know which spots will earn you a ticket or a tow.

On Thursday, Minneapolis residents can attend a community meeting to learn more about what to do during a snow emergency. Attendees can also weigh in on how to better distribute information about snow emergencies to the community.

More than 8K Ticketed During Minn. Seat Belt Campaign

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Thousands of Minnesotans were ticketed for not wearing their seat belts during an enforcement campaign last month.

From Oct. 10-26, law enforcement officials ticketed 8,080 drivers and passengers around the state, which is down from the 8,297 that were ticketed last October during the initiative, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

Group Asks Court to Pause SWLRT Project over Environmental Concerns

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A group that has raised concerns about the Southwest Light Rail Transit project wants a federal court to pause the project before the issue goes to trial.