Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The frigid temperatures caused 15 buses to experience “fuel gelling,” according to South Washington County Schools.
The bitter cold that descended on Woodbury and the state caused issues for District 833 buses on Tuesday morning. Fifteen buses experienced “fuel gelling,” which caused them to stall after they left for their regular runs, according to a notice from South Washington County Schools. (Transportation officials were out on Monday and early Tuesday ensuring the buses would start.) The district sent out replacement buses, and aside from some slightly late arrivals at middle schools, the rest were expected to get students to school on time for the most part, according to the district. Related: In Woodbury: The Deep Freeze Like Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
District 833 is seeking feedback on several options as it looks to come up with $940,000 for the transportation fund.
South Washington County Schools officials want to replace buses in the district’s fleet and maintain its transportation fund balance. But that budget is about $940,000 short of being able to do so, and District 833 is looking at several options to cover the costs, including: Staff won’t likely make a recommendation regarding the options, said Mike Vogel, assistant to the superintendent for operations. Instead, the district is seeking feedback from residents through an online survey and encouraging people to share their thoughts at the April 26 school board meeting. Find the survey online at the District 833 website (available through April 30). The options are also outlined in detail on the site. The transportation budget could get a $150,…
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
The Woodbury and St. Paul chambers of commerce hosted a joint meeting in Woodbury last week to go over the latest transit alternatives for the Gateway Corridor.
If the east metro wants to maintain a vibrant business climate, a strong transportation system will have to be part of it. That was the message conveyed last week when nearly 80 business leaders—many from the Woodbury and St. Paul chambers of commerce—met at Globe University to explore the latest plans for the Gateway Corridor, the ribbon of Interstate 94 stretching from downtown Minneapolis to Eau Claire, Wis. For the St. Paul Chamber, improving transit options along the corridor is “an extreme high priority,” said Dan Scott, a member of the group’s board. Woodbury Chamber member Greg Watson said the transportation system in the east metro must be improved if the area wants to attract and retain large employers. Much of the transit …
Sunday, January 15, 2012
A study is under way to look at possibilities for rail and bus transit along Interstate 94 from St. Paul to Wisconsin.
Interstate 94 could be congested from downtown St. Paul to Manning Avenue by 2030 if nothing is done to expand capacity or add transit options to the Gateway Corridor, according to a Washington County transportation official. But cities along the corridor are already working together to develop a plan for future transit, and by spring the commission expects to have chosen one preferred transit mode and route for the area, Washington County Senior Transportation Planner Andy Gitzlaff told the Oakdale City Council at a Jan. 10 workshop. Possible modes being considered include bus rapid transit, express bus service, light rail, commuter rail and a toll lane similar to the existing MnPASS lanes. Routes could include stations near 3M, Sun Ray …
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
The Gateway Corridor Commission held an open house at Woodbury City Hall on Tuesday.
Woodbury resident Joe Weyer recently returned from a trip to Chicago, a city renowned for its public transportation system. “We rode everywhere,” he said. “That’s the way it should be.” Weyer was among those who attended an open house Tuesday about future transit options along Interstate 94. The meeting was part of the process for the Gateway Corridor study, which is examining the possibilities—from “no build” to buses to light rail—along the stretch of I-94 from Eau Claire, Wis., to Minneapolis. Area transportation officials and Gateway Corridor Commission members were at the open house to outline the eight alternatives now under consideration and gather feedback from residents, said Washington County Traffic Engineer Ted Schoenecker. For…
Monday, July 25, 2011
The commission heading up new transit options for Interstate 94 will hold an open house at Woodbury City Hall.
The group working on a plan for future transit along Interstate 94 from Wisconsin into the Twin Cities is giving Woodbury residents another chance to look at their plans, and give feedback. The Gateway Corridor Commission will host an open house from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, at Woodbury City Hall, where maps of the eight different options for transit along the corridor will be on display, and the elected officials and government staffers who are on the commission will be available to answer questions and take feedback. “Coming out of this open house we want to have affirmation or confirmation that we have the right alternatives and these alternatives are reasonable and sound alternatives,” said Washington County Traffic Engineer Ted …