Transportation and Public Works Committee

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2014

    Mpls cab companies not thrilled about impending Lyft/UberX ordinance

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Mpls City Council committee snubs Hourcar in favor of German car-sharing company

    Last week, Mayor R.T. Rybak took to Facebook and characterized a City Council committee's recommendation to partner with Car2Go for an on-street expansion of the city's car-sharing program as "a great development for all our neighborhoods."SEE ALSO: Gary Schiff wants developer who wrote fake emails ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    Mpls bike-car crash map: Franklin and Portland Aves. S. among trouble spots [IMAGE]

    A new map of bicyclist-motorist crashes suggests that if you want to remain unscathed while biking around Minneapolis, you should avoid major arterial roads.SEE ALSO:-- Bike Score drops Mpls's ranking to second, maps most and least bikeable spots in the city [IMAGES] -- WCCO anchor Mike Binkley's bi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    North Loop water main that broke last week was installed in 1891 and looks like it [PHOTO]

    The City of Minneapolis' official Facebook page yesterday posted the above photo of the North Loop water main that broke last week, spilling 14 million gallons of water onto downtown streets and disrupting water service in the area for days.SEE ALSO:-- Downtown Mpls water main break: No poop in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Minneapolis report confirms city's love for bikes

    Bikes are the hottest thing in Minneapolis since Josh Hartnett.​Have you heard that Minneapolitans have a crush on bikes?The rumored love affair was confirmed yesterday by new Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator Shaun Murphy during his presentation of the city's first-ever Bicycle Account, a summar ... More >>

  • News

    May 28, 2008

    Dope Fiends

    New city policy would require drug tests for all new hires

  • News

    March 1, 2006

    Pay Now, Pay Later

    Lake Street businesses struggle with a new round of city assessments

  • Books

    March 21, 2001

    Junk Bond

    For decades Minneapolis has paid the same company to haul trash. Is it a good deal? No one has asked.

  • Books

    July 26, 2000

    A Concrete Explanation

    If it's summer in Minneapolis, it must be sidewalk inspection time

  • News

    July 30, 1997

    Sewer Politics

    According to a city report released just weeks before the July floods, Minneapolis will have to come up with more than $100 million a year for the next 25 years to fix its crumbling streets and sewers--or face much worse.