transportation

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…

Minnesota Gov. Walz Unveils Massive Public Construction Borrowing Bill

Republican leaders have shown little enthusiasm for a big bonding package

FORT SNELLING, MN — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has unveiled his first capital spending proposal, a $1.27 billion public construction borrowing bill. $150 million would go to housing. “This proposal will fund a full range of housing choices including supporting housing for people experiencing homelessness, senior housing, family housing and new home ownership opportunities,” said Walz. The package also includes $330…

Handi-Wheels Transportation Hosts Spaghetti Dinner to Raise Money

Most of the non-profit's passengers are disabled, elderly, or low-income

FARGO, N.D. — Handi–Wheels Transportation hosted a spaghetti dinner and silent auction to raise money for operating costs. Most of its passengers are disabled, elderly, or low–income. Many of them use the service to get to doctors’ appointments. Handi–Wheels has four handicap–accessible vans that serve people in Fargo and West Fargo. “Events like this help the community get to know who…

City Planners Pool Together Their Vision of the Metro in 2045

A public input meeting in Moorhead shows people want the metro to be more accessible

MOORHEAD, Minn. — As the metro continues to grow, city planners are starting to look towards what the area will look like in nearly thirty years. People heard about the Fargo–Moorhead Metropolitan Council of Government’s (also known as Metro COG) vision for the future, which looks to use public feedback into the final product. With the metro expected to have more…

Try MATBUS Week Cuts Fares in Half, Saturday Means Free Rides

The bus service does it every year to get new riders and more people using public transportation

FARGO, N.D. — If you’ve never tried public transportation in Fargo, there’s an incentive to hopping on a bus this week. MATBUS provides nearly 2 million rides a year to its passengers. “For the size of us, we have a very big demand and fortunately we have a good staff, a very well set up staff so we can cope with…

Several North Dakota Roads and Bridges In Need of Repairs

TRIP says North Dakota will need $2.5 billion to fix these roadways over the next five years

FARGO, N.D. — A new report says that many roads and bridges in North Dakota are in desperate need for repairs. TRIP, a group that researches and evaluates data on transportation issues across the country estimates North Dakota will need $2.5 billion to fix up roads and bridges across the state over the next five years. The need for infrastructure repair…

“Drive Electric Week” Celebrates Electric Vehicles

Cass County Electric Cooperative held its first electric car tailgate party

FARGO, N.D. — It’s Drive Electric Week, which brings awareness to plug–in cars and what they could mean for the future of transportation. Cass County Electric Cooperative held its first electric car tailgate party. People could show off their own cars, and experts were there to teach people about the technology. Organizers say electric vehicles are quieter and can cover…