4 Blog Posts From the MINNESOTA Tag


Congestion Pricing Cannot be the Future of Transportation Funding, Part 1: oos E-Newsletter #468

Congestion Pricing Cannot be the Future of Transportation Funding, Part 1: oos E-Newsletter #468

Single-occupant Northern Virginia commuters had a rude awakening in early December when they used Interstate 66 express lanes and found new tolls spiking as high as $44 for commuting the 10-mile stretch between the Capital Beltway and the District of Columbia. While the Virginia DOT showed that the average round-trip toll during the first week […]

March, 2017 speed limit news roundup

There is a good amount of speed-related legislative activity this spring. The Arkansas legislature quickly approved HB 2057, intended to raise freeway speed limits to 75 and two lane speed limits to 65. It is unclear if freeway speed limits will actually increase. The Highway Commission already had authority to raise speed limits and did […]

Why blanket speed limits are wrong (continued)

Knowing something about how speed limits are set (in theory and in practice) I read stories about speed limits differently from most people. Usually that means digging through piles of emotion to find a few poorly-reported facts. A story from Columbus, Minnesota was unusually informative. We get the background facts: road posted 45, two pets […]

Some metro cities prefer speed traps

A reporter uncovered an illegal speed trap in Birchwood Village, Minnesota but failed to properly call attention to it. The mayor says the city is allowed to reduce the speed limit by posting street name signs. That fails the smell test. State law permits cities to post of 35 mph where driveways are 300 feet […]