STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Higher ed OK'd
By Danielle Killey
Minnesota representatives approved increasing by $150 million spending on state colleges and universities.
Higher education, perhaps more than any other area, has been neglected f... Posted on 4/25/13 at 7:38 PM
NEW PLATEAUS A Little China Choo Choo
China train travel. Hmm, whats that like? Well, that depends on where you are. From Zhuhai to Guangzhouone city in Guangdong province to anotherthe train is brand new and the ride pristine.
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The Minnesota Department of Transportation will commemorate Worker Memorial Day with several events throughout the state today, Monday, April 29, honoring the fallen workers who died while working on MnDOT construction and maintenance projects.
Despite the wintry weather Minnesota is experiencing, the Minnesota Department of Transportation is kicking off Work Zone Awareness Week April 15 with a new public education campaign. The campaign reminds motorists to slow down and pay attention in construction zones.
The Maryland Avenue bridge replacement over Interstate 35E in St. Paul, the Highway 61 bridge project over the Mississippi River in Hastings, and the reconstruction of Highway 14 between Waseca and Owatonna are among more than 300 state highway and bridge projects that were under construction in 2012.
Motorists in west central Minnesota, including the Brandon area, will experience delays, detours and lane closures on several highways beginning today, October 2, as crews begin culvert repair and replacement projects.
U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) said today that cash-strapped communities across Minnesota won't have to spend tens of millions of dollars to replace traffic signs - many of which still have years of life left in them - after a federal regulation requiring them to do so was shelved at his urging.
The public, transportation stakeholders and local government officials are invited to provide input for Minnesota’s 20-year Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan at one of nine upcoming open houses statewide.
Several transportation projects, programs and initiatives implemented in 2011 by the Minnesota Department of Transportation improved safety for the traveling public and the overall quality of life for Minnesotans, according to the agency.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation warns that vandalizing signs or other state property in the highway right of way is illegal and may result in a fine up to $3,000 and up to one year in jail per incident.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation received two National Roadway Safety Awards from the Federal Highway Administration and the Roadway Safety Foundation. The awards recognize agencies that exhibit excellence in roadway design, operations, planning and safety.
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