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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A hip-hop show that got the attention of the St. Cloud police department has been canceled.
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.
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.
When you take a walk with Gene Nicolelli, you’d think he was a retired bus driver — not a former grocer.
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?
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.
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.
Some scheduled construction work means that buses will be replacing trains along a stretch of the Hiawatha LRT line 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.