ASTRO BOB Waning moon stalks Jupiter as Halloween approaches
Jupiter doesn't know it, but the stealthy moon is on track to make a close approach to the planet this Thursday night. Tonight you'll find the waning gibbous moon in edging into the constellation Ta... Posted on 10/30/12 at 10:33 AM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Veterans, disabled, elderly to get trip planning help
A federal grant will give rural Minnesota veterans, their families, disabled and elderly looking for rides to places like doctors offices an easier way to line up transportation.
Administrator Pete... Posted on 11/10/11 at 4:50 AM
Washington County transportation officials will solicit more than $2 million from the Counties Transit Improvement Board to purchase property for a future Newport transit station after county commissioners approved the grant application last week.
Washington County got some good news from Washington D.C. this past week.
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-St. Paul) informed county officials that her office is submitting a request for $4 million in federal funding for a planned I-94 corridor transit alternatives study.
The Washington County Board of Commissioners made it clear that the county is not in the business of operating transit services when it voted 5-0 Tuesday, April 14 to endorse a Metropolitan Council option to continue to allow Metro Transit to manage Dial-A-Ride services in the county.
Newport could open the door to lucrative mass transit oriented development if it moves ahead with planning for a park and ride and future commuter rail stop on a vacant commercial lot, Washington County Commissioner Myra Peterson told city officials in a meeting last week.
The chairman of the Senate transit subcommittee reversed directions Wednesday, now promising to consider a bill that would take $95 million out of Twin Cities transit funding and spread it among school bus programs statewide.
Washington County’s representatives on a metro-wide transit improvement board have raised concerns in recent weeks on how the board will distribute funds collected from the five contributing counties’ respective sales taxes
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