Mass transit in Minnesota, explained
A primer on mass transit in Minnesota, published as lawmakers battled over how much transit should be subsidized versus roads. (Pioneer Press, 04/01/2015)
I also made several maps to visualize and illustrate the trends in Minnesota mass transit. At right is a map showing all the transit routes in the Twin Cities metro area, colored by average weekday boardings. You can read more about that here.
Other maps include a version showing just the 10 busiest routes in the Twin Cities and an illustration of mass transit in more rural areas.