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Gordy’s Transportation Tales: Final message to Mac

By Gordy Moore This week’s edition of The Mac Weekly is the very last of my college career, so it is fitting that in it I will discuss one of the central issues I’ve studied during my college career: transit and transit funding. To put it bluntly, Minnesota Republicans have drafted a bill that, if…

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Gordy’s Transportation Tales: A better 63? Transport updates

This week, I decided to focus exclusively on local transportation news and updates! There’s been a recent spate of announcements and some fresh controversy, so I am going to lay it out for you all. I’ll be discussing a wide variety of ongoing and proposed transportation projects in the Twin Cities—here goes nothing! To begin…

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Global Citizenship in the News to focus on Twin Cities

Next Thursday, Nov. 19, the final installment of this semester’s “Global Citizenship in the News” series will conclude with a discussion on the local transit system and the ways in which tensions within this system reflect on the American obsession with protecting their personal spaces. Global Citizenship in the News is a series from the…

Barack Obama speaks at Union Depot, discusses transportation
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Barack Obama speaks at Union Depot, discusses transportation

President Barack Obama paid a visit to St. Paul’s Union Depot on Wednesday, announcing new spending initiatives on transportation and infrastructure projects designed to create jobs and improve America’s transit networks. In his first visit to the Twin Cities since last year, the President unveiled a $302 billion transportation funding proposal, designed to fund network…

Proposed tax to support public transit
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Proposed tax to support public transit

View full-size PDF of image On top of the 6.875 percent sales tax all Minnesotans pay every time they make a purchase, residents of Hennepin, Ramsey, Anoka, Dakota and Washington Counties pay an additional .25 percent in sales tax which goes directly towards funding public transportation in the region. The money helps maintain public bus…