Yesterday, the Minneapolis Community Development & Regulatory Services Committee unanimously approved a new ordinance that will regulate so-called "transportation network companies" like Lyft and UberX, along with changes to the city's taxi ordinance.The vote means the package of new regulations ... More >>
A few weeks ago, the Minnesota Commerce Department issued a warning to folks considering using so-called "transportation network companies" like Lyft or Uber."The Commerce Department wants Minnesotans to know that there may be gaps in auto insurance coverage for both the drivers and passengers using ... More >>
Most folks are aware that Lyft and Uber are already up and running in Minneapolis. But did you realize the smartphone-based "next-gen taxi" services are essentially operating illegally right now?To rectify that situation, City Council Member Jacob Frey is working on an ordinance that would regulate ... More >>
Via WikipediaTalk about a rotten trade: Delta Airlines, which now calls Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport one of its major national hubs after its takeover of Northwest Airlines, ranks just 15th out of 18 in the latest Airline Quality Rating from Purdue University and Wichita State U ... More >>
Well, if there's any flock of birds worth sucking into an engine and spitting out into little shreds, we vote pigeons.
Delta Air Lines, the owner of Northwest, issued a statement yesterday and mailed apologies to all of the passengers aboard the flight.
If the pilots on the NWA flight were lying about what really happened on the flight, they are probably giving each other some serious high fives right now.
The day has finally come: People in some of the northern suburbs can jump on a train instead of in their SUV and make the commute to downtown Minneapolis for their workday.
The U.S. Transportation Department's preliminary report on the Continental Airlines flight stranded on the Rochester tarmac for six hours concludes that the flight crew is not to blame for the nightmare.
After apologies and a promise of compensation, passengers from the six-hour tarmac nightmare called the company's attempt to compensate them an insult and a flat-out "shut-up package."
ExpressJet Holdings made a public apology Thursday to the passengers that were forced to stay on a plane for six hours on the tarmac with no food, overflowing toilets, and crying babies.
The plane was rerouted to the Rochester airport due to bad weather and the 47 passengers were forced to stay on the place for nine hours with no food, one free beverage and overflowing toilets.
Don't get screwed on a nasty detour if you can avoid it ahead of time. Check out the closure list below.
The light rail will be closed from the 46th St Station to the end of the line at the Mall of America this weekend during construction work.
Nothing says "Thank you" like a good old-fashioned shot of pepper spray to the face.
Two men suspected of the crimes were charged Friday for the Sunday attack in addition to multiple others at light rail stations.
The section between 46th Street and the Mall of America will be closed from 11 p.m. Friday to 3:30 a.m. Monday.
It was his first time buying a Metro Transit light rail ticket and as luck would have it, former Pioneer Press transit reporter Chuck Laszewski was mugged at the Lake Street station.
Looking for love? Get yourself $1.75 and hop aboard the "Love-Rail."
Metro Transit is doing their part to get the inebriated fools home safely tonight after their evenings of green beer and Guiness.
Southwest will win you over with its reasonable fares, less so with its paltry peanuts and pretzels.
The Food Allergy Support Group of MN spoke out today against Northwest's recent decision to begin serving a peanut snack on airplanes again.
With a new bill, Northwest puts Wall Street in first class and throws its retiring workers in steerage
Yesterday, a sobering government report was released that should make all airline passengers cross their fingers as they lift off and land during the holiday rush. The U.S. Department of Transportation inspected noncertified repair centers operated by six different airlines, including on-site visits ... More >>
Over the next four years, Northwest is legally obligated to come up with either $4 billion or $5.7 billion to make up shortfalls in its pensions. And as Blotter has harangued in the past, it's cash Northwest's clever, highly paid executives, would rather someone else came up with. And by someone, we ... More >>
Or, How to Make an Albatross Fly Why should Minnesotans care about the proposed merger in the headlines today, of America West and US Airways? Because the airline industry in general has been illin' for some time, and while Northwest is not, like US Airways, in Chapter 11, or, like America West, rec ... More >>
Will the Met Council's proposed solution to a $60-million funding shortfall end bus service as we know it?
Local transit wars past and present
Rybak frets about transit--but can he do anything?
For Chrissakes... Milwaukee's got public transit. (Omaha, too.)
Is the bus shutdown part of the Governor's grand plan?
It's better than HBO! Riding the mean streets of Minneapolis on Metro Transit's busiest bus route.
Lynn Woodward sold men's clothing, made millions in real estate, and raced Corvettes at 120 mph. Now he dreams of a car-free society.
Light-rail boosters insist their multimillion-dollar project is finally leaving the station. But first Shoreview legislator Phil Krinkie has a few questions about inflated budgets, bid rigging, and some mysterious memos.
A pissed-off driver challenges Metro Transit's methods of drug testing
Will the Twin Cities' light rail megaproject get any cars off the streets? Help the environment? Save any money? Not necessarily, say its supporters--but that's not the point.
With labor unrest brewing among airline employees, Northwest's PR doctors keep spinning in the wind
A newly rehabilitated--and temporarily stabilized--Northwest Airlines is poising itself for the next round of industry mergers and acquisitions.