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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.

Mpls. Strives to Protect Public Land Along Proposed Southwest Light Rail Route

The Minneapolis City Council is preparing to vote on whether to move forward with the proposed $1.6 billion Southwest Light Rail line. Since the vote on Friday cannot come with any conditions, the city voted on a few conditions ahead of Friday's official vote, like protecting public land ownership.

Hennepin Co. Board Approves SWLRT Project

Major decisions for the Southwest Light Rail Transit Project are expected to be made in the coming weeks.

The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners voted to approve the project Tuesday afternoon. Now, the controversial project is just one vote away from becoming reality.

Open House Discusses Hennepin, Lyndale Reconstruction

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The city of Minneapolis is considering redesigning where Hennepin and Lyndale Avenues meet, and the public is invited to weigh in on the project.