A new University of Minnesota study looking at the number of jobs accessible by transit in 46 of America's largest metros ranks the Twin Cities 13th, but it doesn't account for the Green Line, Andrew Owen, director of the U's Accessibility Observatory and lead researcher for the project, tells us."A ... More >>
Two months after Minneapolis approved an ordinance legitimizing so-called app-based Transportation Network Companies like Lyft and Uber, the cab companies have introduced an app that functions in largely the same way.TruTaxi allows customers to get price quotes, book rides, track and rate drivers, a ... More >>
This week, the Minneapolis City Council Transportation and Public Works Committee will get its first crack at the city's revised taxi regulations and its brand-new "Transportation Network Companies" ordinance. If they approve it, it'll head to the full council for consideration during next week's me ... More >>
File this one in the 'what in God's name were these people thinking?' department.On Sunday, the Star Tribune's Kelly Smith told the story of Vivian Rhode, 75, and her niece Peggy Larson, 64. In late March, the two women were on an Amtrak train traveling from Michigan to St. Cloud, where they planned ... More >>
Stephen Hemsley, CEO, runs the 11th most-hated American company.United Health, the Minnetonka-based healthcare corporation, is officially among the least popular companies in the country. The healthcare denier -- oops, healthcare provider -- came in No. 11 on a list of the 19 most hated companies ... More >>
Seven months have passed since Gayngs lost out on the opportunity to play a prominent slot at the Austin City Limits festival, which they were forced to cancel after their bus driver absconded with all of their belongings and gear. And now, thanks to a sympathetic jury in Nashville, Tennessee, th ... More >>
Either the party went on too long, or it was just getting started, but either way an AirTran Airways pilot was arrested at 5:45 a.m. on Saturday for allegedly hitting the sauce before going to work. So the party's over. After TSA officer smelled alcohol on the pilot's breath, MSP police nabb ... More >>
Ramsey County Regional Rail AuthorityUnion Depot is being transformed into a regional transportation hub.There was a time after World War II when 20,000 rail passengers a day traveled through the Union Depot in St. Paul. Its 18 tracks served trains that ranged as far and wide as Chicago and t ... More >>
Photo: Chor IpA king's ransom in luggage.Shelling out for airline baggage fees is the worst. But not as infuriating as finding out how much it all adds up to. In 2010 so far, the U.S. airlines have netted $2.6 billion in baggage fees. One airline blew its closest competitor out of the water ... More >>
Singapore Airlines and the Dubai-based Emirates rank tops for airline food according to a new Zagat poll.
The feds say it's the first time airlines have ever been fined for keeping passengers trapped on an aircraft for an extended period.
The military says fighter jets were ready to intercept Flight 188, but didn't get the go ahead from air traffic controllers, the FAA says.
The man was denied a first-class seat when he came to the gate wearing a Puma tracksuit.
The Federal Aviation Administration revoked the licenses of the two pilots in charge of the Northwest Airlines flight that overshot the Minneapolis airport by 150 miles last week.
One of the pilots said they were not asleep and no argument took place. So seriously guys... What happened?
Officials feared the plane had been hijacked and put fighter jets at two locations on alert.
Sen. Al Franken has had enough with the airlines messing up in Minnesota.
Yes, after spending an inordinate amount of time in a terribly uncomfortable environment, we seriously can't wait to spend even more time in it on our own time.
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A woman who struck a pedestrian early Sunday and left him a vegetable has been charged with felony criminal operation of a vehicle.
Tuesday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
This one has $9 tickets! That is if you have any reason to fly to Toledo, Ohio or Melbourne-Vero Beach, Fla.
Thanks to Obamanomics and that sweet, sweet stimulus money, we may be on a fast train to Chi-town.
Dude scores a job offer from Virgin Atlantic after tearing his in-flight meal a new one.
In the wake of the I-35W bridge collapse, it's time to take a hard look at the politicians and policies that may have contributed to the disaster
Minnesota's state Senate today failed to pass a bill that would have prohibited lawmakers from lobbying at the Legislature for one year after they leave office. The bill, which failed on a vote of 33-33, was sponsored by Roseville Sen. John Marty, faithful author of years of good-government legislat ... More >>
Northwest Airlines hasn't paid taxes on its Duluth maintenance facility since May 2005. Yeah, that maintenance facility, the one Minnesota taxpayers built for it in exchange for the airline's promise to create and retain decent jobs for skilled union mechanics.
Hennepin County and Minneapolis are spending millions to rebuild south Minneapolis's main east-west thoroughfare in a new image. But whose vision is it?
The governor and the developer: A love story
The turbulence at Northwest Airlines has some people fearing the sky is falling. It could be the sound of ticket prices dropping.
Fewer jobs. More debt. And more outsourcing.
City planners want a piece of the light-rail action--and they're not thinking spare change
If you could wave your magic wand and make one improvement to the Twin Cities, what would it be?
Bully! Crybaby! Northwest and Sun Country brawl for control of the sandbox--and billions in local air-travel revenues
One licensed cab for every three people--and not a fare in sight: Welcome to the Panama of the North
Veggie pizza by the pound, only in Nordeast Minneapolis
The 1997 Tongue-on-the-Flagpole Awards
Should the House bill pass, prices will go up at smaller airlines while large airlines such as Northwest will shoulder a smaller tax burden.
Robin Hood '96: hiring the poor to steal for the rich.