transportation

Transportation non-profit: ND infrastructure in need of improvement

The findings show that over 40 percent of major roads are considered in poor condition

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) — A recent report has revealed North Dakota’s infrastructure is in need of help. A Washington DC-based national transportation research nonprofit has released information on the roads, highways, and bridges throughout the state. The findings show that over 40 percent of major roads are considered in poor condition. Closer to home, here in Fargo, six percent of…

Sanford Health announces “Change In 24” fundraiser to help cancer patients

They wanted to find a way to ease some financial stress.

FARGO, N.D. – Change in 24 is a fundraiser for patients at Sanford Roger Maris Cancer Center in Fargo. Change In 24 started in 2016 for cancer patients and their families coming from outside the metro. They wanted to find a way to ease some financial stress. The money raised will go towards helping with transportation, accommodation, and other treatment…

RVs And Camper Spike In Rentals Around F-M Area As Covid-19 Restrictions Loosen

It was only a couple months ago when GoGo Rentals in West Fargo had serious concerns for the summer.

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The success of the RV industry is going nationwide as Fox Business says sales have jumped nearly 200% in the month of May compared to the same time last year. It was only a couple months ago when GoGo Rentals in West Fargo had serious concerns for the summer. “We were pretty booked through, we had…

MnDOT avoiding putting salt on roads during heavy winds

MnDOT says this is safer because the salt will cause the snow to stick to the roads

MOORHEAD, Minn. — With the day’s strong wind and subzero temperatures, the Minnesota Department of Transportation knows to be careful with how they treat their roads. The blowing wind means they are avoiding putting salt down on any part of the road. MnDOT says that while salt typically makes conditions safer over areas with icy conditions, not putting the salt…

“All Aboard Minnesota” Exploring Expanded Rail Transportation to/from Moorhead

Their proposal would use existing railroad lines connected to the Twin Cities.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–All Aboard Minnesota, a non-profit, has identified the F-M area as an ideal location for additional daytime rail services to the Twin Cities. All Aboard Minnesota focuses on expanding and developing intercity rail transportation options for growing cities. The organization says rail transportation options often bring economic development opportunities and can improve mobility options for residents. Their proposal would…

Public Input Needed on Us Highway 10 and 75 Corridor Study

Officials are getting input for the latest construction plans for the section of US Highways 10 and 75 that runs through Downtown Moorhead and just west of MSUM

MOORHEAD, Minn.– Having a beer and talking about ways to improve roads in Moorhead. Officials are getting input for the latest construction plans for the section of US Highways 10 and 75 that runs through Downtown Moorhead and just west of MSUM. They are asking people for their ideas on how to upgrade transportation facilities in that area. The proposed…

United Way Helps Expand MATBUS Service to Industrial Park

The new route will start in August

FARGO, N.D. — A new United Way initiative will benefit workers, companies and the city of Fargo. There are over 19,000 jobs in Industrial Park, the area north of Main Avenue and west of I–29. It houses over 40 businesses, but because of the location, it’s causing a workforce shortage. “It’s not just us either, it’s all different areas of the…

Fix-it-Forward Fundraiser Raising Money to Help People With Transportation

Fix it Forward Ministry helps people in the metro with their transportation issues

MOORHEAD, Minn.– Fix–it–Forward Auto Care is hosting its first open house, car show and silent auction at their shop to raise money for it’s nonprofit. Fix it Forward Ministry helps people in the metro with their transportation issues. The shop gives away old cars that have been donated to them, and fixes cars for people who can’t afford it. The…

House Democrats Add To Walz’s Transportation Budget, Senate Republicans Vote Down Tax Increases

Democratic governor's proposals include a 20 cent gas tax increase

ST. PAUL, MN — Democrats who control the Minnesota House unveil a transportation budget expanding on Gov. Tim Walz’s spending and taxing proposals. At the same time, a Republican-controlled Senate committee votes down his transportation tax increases. The House Democratic transportation budget mostly mirror’s the Democratic governor’s proposals, including a 20 cent gas tax increase. There are some differences on license…