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Community Profiles @ Met Council
"Access maps and key information about the Twin Cities region or any city, county or township, including charts and data on population, employment, housing, land use and transportation."
government_resources  metropolitan_area  city  county  Twin_Cities  Metropolitan_Council  demographics  census  population  statistics  housing  economics  transportation 
april 2011 by sppl
Metro Transit - Metropolitan Council Public Transit
"Metro Transit is the transportation resource for the Twin Cities, offering an integrated network of buses, light rail and commuter trains as well as resources for those who carpool, vanpool, walk or bike. It is working to add a light-rail link between downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul as well as developing enhanced express bus service throughout the region.

"Metro Transit is one of the country's largest transit systems, providing roughly 90 percent of the 78 million bus trips taken annually in the Twin Cities. Each weekday customers board Metro Transit buses and trains an average of 250,000 times."

Includes trip planner, bus routes/schedules, detours & alerts, and rideshare.
government_resources  metropolitan_area  Twin_Cities  Metropolitan_Council  transit  buses 
april 2011 by sppl
Central Corridor Light Rail Transit @ Met Council
"The Central Corridor LRT line will connect downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul along University and Washington avenues through the State Capitol complex, Midway area, and University of Minnesota."

Includes maps, alerts, information about the project, and reports & presentations.
government_resources  metropolitan_area  Twin_Cities  Metropolitan_Council  transit  light_rail 
april 2011 by sppl
Metropolitan Airports Commission
The Metropolitan Airports Commission was created by state law in 1943. A public corporation, the commission was designed to provide for coordinated aviation services throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

Today, the MAC operates the third largest aviation system in the nation, consisting of Minneapolis-St. Paul International and six reliever airports. A board of commissioners appointed by Minnesota's governor and the mayors of Minneapolis and St. Paul sets and interprets the commission's policies. Those policies are implemented by the commission's executive director and staff.
government_resources  metropolitan_area  Twin_Cities  airports  aviation 
april 2011 by sppl
Rivers, Streams, and Lakes Monitoring: Water Quality Monitoring in the Metropolitan Area
"Monitoring allows MCES to:
Measure compliance with state water quality standards and criteria
Meet National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit requirements
Assess the operations of its wastewater treatment facilities
Determine the biological health of large river ecosystems
Obtain information on the sources and water quality impacts of nonpoint source pollutants
Document long-term trends and changes in water quality
Project future water quality conditions."

Includes links to the Citizen-Assisted Lake Monitoring Program (CAMP); Wastewater Treatment Plant Monitoring; a glossary; and annual Water Quality Summary Reports for various types of bodies of water.

From Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES).
government_resources  metropolitan_area  Twin_Cities  Metropolitan_Council  environment  water_quality  rivers  MCES  lakes  streams  wastewater 
april 2011 by sppl
Regional Parks
"The regional parks system includes 51 regional parks and park reserves, 38 trails with 231 miles currently open to the public, and seven special recreation areas. There are more than 38 million visits to regional parks, trails and special recreation areas each year.

"Parks are operated by several partnering cities and counties. They work with the Metropolitan Council to acquire and develop parks and trails to protect natural resources and to provide outdoor recreation for public enjoyment.

"The Council works with these regional partners to develop regional park policies that protect the region's water quality, promote best management practices, and help integrate the park systems with housing, transportation and other regional priorities."

Includes maps, policies, use estimates, surveys and other reports, information on the Parks Commission and the Regional Parks Foundation of the Twin Cities.
government_resources  metropolitan_area  Twin_Cities  Metropolitan_Council  parks  fun 
april 2011 by sppl
Land Use and Planning Resources Study
Recognizing that refining land-use patterns and expanding transportation options may help alleviate future air-pollution impacts, the 2009 Minnesota Legislature directed the Metropolitan Council to assess how land-use and transportation policies and strategies in the seven-county metropolitan area can: reduce air pollution; mitigate traffic congestion; and reduce costs for operating, maintaining or improving transportation infrastructure.
government_resources  metropolitan_area  Twin_Cities  Metropolitan_Council  land_use 
april 2011 by sppl
Metropolitan Council Publications: Directory of all Council Publications
Topic areas include:
Transportation
Housing
Communities
Parks
Wastewater & Water
Planning
About Council

Most documents are available online, you can order what isn't.
government_resources  metropolitan_area  Twin_Cities  Metropolitan_Council  archive 
april 2011 by sppl
Twin Cities Weather and Climate Data
Current conditions, forecasts and historical data back to 1995. (To access historical data, click "Local" under "Climate" on the left, and then the "Local Data/Records" tab, and then chose a location under "Climate Summaries for Area Cities".) From the National Weather Service (NWS) part of the National Oceanic and Atomospheric Administration (NOAA).
government_resources  Twin_Cities  NOAA  NWS  weather  climate  science 
may 2010 by sppl

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