Author: Brian C. Martinson

Brian C. Martinson

About Brian C. Martinson

I'm a resident of St. Paul, former Chair of the transportation committee of the Macalaster-Groveland Community Council and serve as the "non-motorized" representative alternate on MetCouncil's Transportation Advisory Boar - TAB. A PhD in Sociology (Demography), and postdoctoral work in Epidemiology. I'm a year-round utility-cyclist. In other settings I think and write a lot about science policy, the biomedical research workforce, and the integrity of science.

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Make Your Voice Heard About How Met Council Disburses ~$200 Million in Federal Gas-Tax Funds!

Did you know? Did you know that the Metropolitan Council is our region’s federally designated “Metropolitan Planning Commission,” or MPO? Among its duties as the MPO, every two years, the Met Council puts out a “Regional Solicitation,” the first step in a competitive grant process that determines how investments of federal transportation funds (i.e. sweet […]

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Car Subsidy as a Cost-Recovery Measure for St. Paul: Time to CARPe Diem

The Climate Action and Resilience Plan (CARP) recently passed by the St. Paul City Council is an excellent, and necessary, first step to move St. Paul toward a sustainable future. You can read the plan here. Making the plan’s vision a reality will require developing many specifics that the plan does not flesh out. It’s […]

I Find Your Appeal Most Unappealing

A local Saint Paul group calling itself Neighbors for Responsible Development recently appealed a decision of the Saint Paul Planning Commission to approve a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for building height for construction being proposed for 246 Snelling Ave S. by TJL Development, LLC. This group has repeatedly claimed that their voice is not being […]