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  • Big Cuts for Government Program to Get Kids to Walk and Bike to School

    A billion dollar government program to get kids to walk and bike to school that was the focus of a Freedom Foundation of Minnesota (FFM) investigation faces sharp funding cuts in the 2012 federal transportation legislation signed into law by President Obama last week. Advocates for the federal Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program released a statement calling the legislation “a major step backwards” because “bicycling and walking programs suffer large and disproportionate cuts in funding”. Suppor...

  • Anoka County Pulls Out of Proposed ‘High Speed’ Twin Cities-Duluth Passenger Train Line

         It's no longer all aboard among the local governments attempting to rev up support for a ‘high speed’ rail line from the Twin Cities to Duluth.  The Anoka County Regional Rail Authority today voted 4-3 to get off the Northern Lights Express (NLX) and withdraw from the Minneapolis-Duluth/Superior Passenger Rail Alliance, effective in 90 days. “We have taken a look at the information and frankly, we are not willing to gamble with the taxpayers’ dollars on a passenger rail ...


    List of 216 earmark requests leads to fierce competition for FFM honors

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