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Nicollet Mall Will Be Closed To Buses, Taxis Next Week

Nicollet Mall will close to motor traffic next Monday as a major construction project to revamp the downtown Minneapolis artery gets underway.

06/29/2015

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Metro Transit Tries Out New Line Of Electronic Buses

Metro Transit is trying out another line of electric buses, looking for the next generation of vehicles that can be environmentally friendly and cost effective.

05/13/2015

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Celebrate Responsibly And Ride Free On Paddy’s Day

Metro Transit is hooking up responsible St. Patrick’s Day revelers with free rides in Minneapolis and St. Paul. You can ride free on both Saturday, March 14 and Tuesday, March 17 on buses, light rail or Northstar trains from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m.

03/11/2015

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State Fair’s New Transit Hub Praised

We all have our favorite ways of getting to the Great Minnesota Get-Together Terri Reinartz and her family are among the one third of fairgoers who choose mass transit. “We’ve done it last several years, probably the last half dozen years,” Reinartz said.

08/21/2014

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Vikes, ‘U’ Seek To Fix TCF Stadium Parking Kinks

With the last home preseason game over, Vikings fans are ready for the first regular season at TCF Bank Stadium. But the new location brings some added challenges, with fans struggling while getting around the stadium.

08/16/2014

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Program Makes Greener School Buses Via Retrofitting

As school buses take kids to school this fall, they’ll also be doing the environment a favor. As part of the Project Green Fleet program, more than 3,200 buses have been retrofitted to help reduce diesel emissions, according to Mike Harley of Environmental Initiative.

08/14/2014

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Good Question: What, Exactly, Is Metro Mobility?

You see them all over the Twin Cities: Metro Mobility buses. Ridership increases nearly 10 percent every year, and it’s almost impossible not to notice them.

06/26/2014

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Buses Replace Light Rail Line In Downtown Mpls. This Weekend

Commuters taking light-rail trains to and from downtown Minneapolis this weekend will be hopping on a bus for a portion of their trip, according to Metro Transit officials. The Blue Line, formerly called the Hiawatha Line, will undergo scheduled maintenance from Friday at 7:30 p.m. till Monday at 3:30 a.m. between the Target Field and Franklin Avenue stations.

03/26/2014

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No Parking Signs Coming To Streets Made Narrow By Snow

All the snow that’s fallen this winter is causing problems for emergency vehicles in Minneapolis. With all the snow and ice buildup along curbs, some streets are getting too narrow for fire trucks, ambulances, and buses.

02/04/2014

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Metro Transit Provides Free New Year’s Eve Rides For 3rd Year

Metro Transit and Miller Lite will provide free bus and light rail rides on New Year’s Eve for the third year in a row. From 6 p.m. till the last scheduled trip, residents will be treated to complimentary rides on all Metro Transit buses and light rail, METRO Blue and Red lines, Plymouth Metrolink, Anoka County and Minnesota Valley Transit Authority buses. Metro Transit officials say they have provided more than one million rides through the Miller Free Rides Program on New Year’s Eve, and for the last 16 years on St. Patrick’s Day.

12/26/2013

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Metro Transit Driver Charged With Assaulting Rider

A Metro Transit bus driver has been charged with multiple counts of assault for allegedly smashing a rider’s cell phone and punching her multiple times earlier this month. Charges were recently filed against 46-year-old James Yang in Ramsey County Court over the October 2 incident.

10/31/2013

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State Patrol Targeting Commercial Vehicles This Weekend

Expect more buses and trucks to be pulled over by police this weekend. The State Patrol is increasing its commercial vehicle enforcement through the next week, targeting drivers for seat belt violations, roadside inspections and other types of regulatory compliance. Troopers want the extra enforcement to remind all drivers about safely sharing the road. That means stay visible, since large trucks have blinds spots where a car disappears from the view of the truck driver.

10/18/2013

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Buses Will Replace Light Rail Service Next 2 Weekends In Parts Of Mpls.

Metro Transit officials said Thursday that buses will replace train service on the Metro Blue Line over the next two weekends. Officials said the switch will start Thursday as crews do construction and maintenance on the light rail lines.

10/17/2013

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Bus Driving Skills Tested At Metro Transit’s ‘Roadeo’

More than 1,500 bus drivers work at Metro Transit, and every day safety is key. Since the 1970s drivers have tested those skills in the Bus Roadeo.

09/23/2013

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100 Bus Drivers Short Just Days Away From Start Of School

With the start of school just days away, almost every school district in the Twin Cities is facing a school bus driver shortage. First Student, which runs 20 percent of all school buses in the state, said it needs 100 drivers as soon as possible. But before parents panic, First Student said do not worry. The company said children will get to school on time and buses won’t be overcrowded.

08/21/2013

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Minnesota Bus Company To Pick Up Rimrock’s Routes

A Minnesota-based bus company says it is launching new routes within Montana after federal authorities shut down the company that had been operating those routes.

03/29/2013

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St. Cloud Bar Cancels ‘The Takeover’ Promoted Event

A hip-hop show that got the attention of the St. Cloud police department has been canceled.

01/25/2013

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Union Depot Welcomes Inner City Bus Service

There is another mile-marker for the newly-restored Union Depot in St Paul. Starting on Monday, Jefferson Lines is providing bus service to and from the majestic station.

01/14/2013

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Metro Transit To Offer Free Rides To Wolves Games

Metro Transit will once again be offering free bus and light rail rides to Minnesota Timberwolves fans before and after every home game this forthcoming season, according to the team.

11/02/2012

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Finding Minnesota: The Birthplace Of Greyhound Buses

When you take a walk with Gene Nicolelli, you’d think he was a retired bus driver — not a former grocer.

10/16/2012

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Good Question: ‘Reply All’: Bus Routes & Mattress Tags

Kacey Gregerson in Brooklyn Park submitted this Good Question: How do the bus routes get their names? And from Leah in Minnetonka: Why can’t we tear off mattress tags?

10/12/2012

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School Year Starts For Minneapolis Students

This Monday marks the first day back in the classroom for thousands of kids in the Twin Cities. It’s the first day of school in Minneapolis.

08/27/2012

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Reluctance, Annoyance As Mpls Students Move To City Buses

When high school students go back to school in Minneapolis in a little more than a week, many of them won’t have the option of riding the school bus. Instead they’ll have to take the city bus or light rail to school starting Aug. 27.

08/16/2012

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Buses Will Replace LRT In Downtown This Weekend

Some scheduled construction work means that buses will be replacing trains along a stretch of the Hiawatha LRT line this weekend.

08/03/2012

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Buses To Replace Downtown Mpls. Light-Rail This Weekend

The downtown portion of the Hiawatha light-rail line will be shut down starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday, according to Metro Transit.

06/19/2012

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