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Hennepin County Set to Expand Bike Lanes, Trails

There's great news for folks who ride their bikes for transportation in Hennepin County.

The county has announced that they plan to increase the number of miles they have for bike lanes and trails. 

Minnesota is already home to some of the best bicycling paths in the country.

Hennepin Co. Seeks Input on 2040 Bike Transportation Plan

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Hennepin County residents can voice their opinion on a new bike transportation plan.

The Hennepin County 2040 Bicycle Transportation Plan aims to accommodate the growing number of people using bikes. It would add more than 500 miles of bike lanes, trails and shoulders to the existing 651-mile system.

Buckle Up – Extra Seat Belt Enforcement Begins

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Drivers, remember to buckle up! Extra seat belt enforcement begins this weekend as part of the Click It or Ticket campaign.

Nearly 400 law enforcement agencies around the state will be focusing on seat belt violations during the initiative, which runs from Oct. 10-26. It’s coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Office of Traffic Safety.

Twin Cities Hosts 'Rail-Volution' Transit Conference

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The Twin Cities’ transit system is taking center stage this week.

The 20th annual Rail-Volution national conference will give citizens a chance to speak with elected officials and discuss how transportation can “connect and enrich communities across the nation,” according to organizers.

Blue Line Train Service Restored after Weekend Derailment

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Blue Line light rail service has been restored between Terminal 2-Humphrey and the Mall of America after a train went off the tracks this weekend, Metro Transit officials announced Monday morning.

Cone Zone: More Delays for Drivers Along I-94 this Week

More headaches for drivers on Interstate 94 are expected this week.

Motorists should expect an increase in construction activity on I-94 between Rogers and St. Michael, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Minneapolis City Council Votes to Approve SWLRT Project

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The Minneapolis City Council voted Friday to approve the $1.6 billion Southwest Light Rail Transit line.

KSTP Reporter Josh Rosenthal reports the municipal consent vote passed 10-3, with Council Members Lisa Goodman, Cam Gordon and Barbara Johnson dissenting.