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Posts Tagged ‘St. Paul’

Twin Cities, MN: A Day in the Life of Metro Bus Operators

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Angela Wilson has been a Metro Transit bus operator for 19 years. Duane Moore has 26 years on the job. Here’s a short, behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to drive a bus.

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St. Paul, MN: High Bridge Inspection

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Get a view of the High Bridge that only a few folks in our inspections department get to see.

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Twin Cities, MN: Water Sustainability in the Northeast Metro Area

Thursday, January 1st, 2015
Figure 1. Saint Paul Supply System Schematic

METROPOLITAN COUNCIL
The primary objective of this study is to understand the relative costs and implementation considerations of different approaches to water sustainability. The northeast metro provides a study area for this evaluation. The Minnesota Legislature requested this part of the metro area to be studied specifically, given the continued concern over lake levels and the interaction of groundwater and lakes in the area, especially White Bear Lake. The study area includes 13 communities. The results will be incorporated in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area Master Water Supply Plan. The study will be referenced to support future planning of metro area water supplies and water sustainability practices.

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Getting to the Route of it: The Role of Governance in Regional Transit

Thursday, October 16th, 2014
The Route of It

ENO CENTER FOR TRANSPORTATION
TRANSITCENTER
…Could regional governance be at the root of problems faced by transit systems in other regions? Some regions have struggled to create universal farecards with updated technology. Other regions have targeted investment to new projects while neglecting the core network. Many regions struggle with coordinating service and interfaces between different operators or transit modes. If regions attempt to solve these problems without resolving their governance issues, they—like Chicago—may be fighting a losing battle.

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St. Paul, MN: Sliding the Larpenteur Avenue Bridge Into Place

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Q: How do you move a 3.5 million-pound bridge?
A: One inch at a time.
For the new Larpenteur Ave. Bridge over I-35E north of St. Paul, Minn., MnDOT used an innovative slide-in-bridge-construction

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Expanding and Streamlining the Twin Cities Freeway Network

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
Figure 11 Speed-Based Congestion report visualization for AM-peak of October 2012 based on program cleaned data

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
The Twin Cities freeway network is a densely instrumented and growing transportation system. As the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) pursues a performance-based management strategy to monitor the health of the network and make planning and management decisions, the data from this vast network is being examined using a variety of methods.

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Regional Allocation of Federal Transportation Funds

Monday, September 30th, 2013
Table 1: Regional Solicitation of Federal Transportation Funding Summary

METROPOLITAN COUNCIL
MZ STRATEGIES, LLC
In evaluating its regional solicitation process, the Met Council wanted to know how other regions manage this process, including the extent to which federal highway funds are blended, how preservation and maintenance needs (particularly for transit) are met, and what type of alignment exists between selection criteria and regional policies or goals.

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St. Paul, MN: Maryland Avenue Bridge Roll

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

On Aug. 18, MnDOT used new technology to roll the bridge at Maryland Avenue into place over I-35E in St. Paul, Minn. This video shows first span going into place. For more information on the bridge move visit http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/35estpaul/maryland.html. The press release has more details at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/news/12/8/20maryland.html – rfilipczak on YouTube

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Video: Dominion’s Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

View of power plant contruction site from US Alt. 58 driving from Castlewood towards St. Paul -TennRJF on YouTube

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