transportation

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…

Statewide Transportation Plan Makes For Easier And Safer Commutes

ND Moves created a 20-year policy level plan that includes a statewide network of bike routes

FARGO, N.D. — “I’ve had some folks come about a foot, foot and a half from me with their mirror and it really shakes you up. It really puts a lot of fear in you,” bike rider Jay Larson explained. Larson is an avid bike rider in the F-M area and he’s not alone when it comes to fears and…

After 16 years of planning, Moorhead breaks ground on 20th/21st Street Underpass

Officials put shovels in the ground to kick off the Main Avenue and 20th/21st Street South Underpass project

MOORHEAD, MN– The city of Moorhead is breaking ground for the largest transportation project in its history. The mayor and other officials finally put shovels in the ground to kick off the Main Avenue and 20th/21st Street South Underpass  project. It has been in the works since 2002. The total cost of the project is $72 million, with $48 million coming…

North Dakota DOT Installs New Tab-Printing Kiosks in Fargo, Grand Forks

People could update their registration cards, tabs in a matter of minutes

FARGO, N.D. — Drivers have a new opportunity to renew their motor vehicle tabs without having to go to the DMV. The North Dakota Department of Transportation opened up two self–service kiosks at Stamart locations in Fargo and Grand Forks. At these terminals, people can receive updated license plate renewal registration cards and motor vehicle tabs on the spot. “It is…