The Federal Transit Administration on Friday approved moving the Gold Line — a proposed $420 million bus-rapid transit line in the east metro — into a phase where the project will be eligible for federal matching funds. The FTA officially granted the Gold Line entry into the project development phase of the federal New Starts program, which helps fund dozens of big transit projects across the country. Construction is expected to begin in 2022, with passenger service starting in 2024.
When Nice Ride Minnesota announced earlier this week that it chose a New York firm to run a new dockless bike-share system, St. Paul was conspicuously absent from the communiqué. That was by design. Kathy Lantry, St. Paul’s director of Public Works, says the city wholeheartedly supports bike sharing, but the Nice Ride proposal raised some questions among officials in the capital city.
Nice Ride Minnesota said Tuesday has chosen a New York-based firm, Motivate International Inc., to launch a new dockless bike-sharing network in the Twin Cities. Motivate is already the largest operator of bike-share systems in North America, operating in eight cities, including New York, Chicago and the San Francisco Bay Area. Nice Ride's decision is contingent on approvals from federal funders, the city of Minneapolis and its park board, and the University of Minnesota.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".