Metro Transit

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Mark Freie
June 08, 2019 - 4:53 pm
Metro Transit debuted its new C Line Saturday morning with a celebration at Penn and Lowry featuring free rides, food trucks, and an appearance by Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz. The new line is part of a rapid transit project and connects Brooklyn Center, North Minneapolis, and downtown Minneapolis using...
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Edgar Linares
January 08, 2019 - 6:02 pm
The man convicted of assaulting a Metro Transit bus driver will spend 90 days in the workhouse and undergo anger management classes. Sterling Smith will also have three years of supervised probation. A passenger on the bus on April 10, 2018 captured the attack on a mobile phone and shared it on...
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Sloane Martin
December 13, 2018 - 6:21 am
The Met Council approves a $1.2 million contract to equip Metro Transit buses with driver safety barriers. Union leaders made safety a priority in discussions after several high profile assaults, some of which were shared in the last year on social media. They say highly-used routes like 21, 5 and...
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Adam Carter
December 05, 2018 - 11:51 am
A man is in custody after he ran from police into Terminal 1 of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, and then into the light rail tunnel today, forcing stoppage of Blue Line service temporarily. According to a spokesman for the airport, police were notified of a stolen vehicle that had...
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Adam Carter
October 04, 2018 - 1:51 pm
Metro Transit investigators are looking for a suspect who was involved in a physical altercation with a bus driver Thursday morning. It happened around 7:40 on a Route 71 bus near the intersection of L'Orient and Mount Airy streets in St. Paul. Metro Transit spokesman Howie Padilla says the driver...
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Steve Simpson
July 31, 2018 - 3:58 am
If you take the bus on Metro Transit, make sure you check your schedule. There are 67 bus trips suspended as they continue to struggle with tring to hire more drivers. Metro Transit officials say they are 90 drivers short of their target, despite what they call an aggressive hiring campaign. The...
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April 11, 2018 - 7:27 am
A train traveling north on Metro Transit’s blue line struck and killed bicyclist near Hiawatha Ave and 42nd Street South in Minneapolis Tuesday evening. It happened around 6:45 PM. Minneapolis and Metro Transit Police stopped train traffic in both directions as they investigated and brought in...
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