St. Paul Bar Owner Closing Earlier To Stay SafeBig V's Saloon sits right along the Green Line's path at the intersection of Snelling and University Aves. in Midway. Owner Vic Masanz says since the light rail was built, the area feels less safe around bar close. Masanz has been in that spot for decades.
Single-Day Ridership On LTR Reaches All-Time HighSingle-day ridership on the METRO Green and Blue lines has reached an all-time high topping over 100,000.
Mpls. NAACP Calls For Investigation Of Force Used In Light Rail ArrestThe Minneapolis NAACP is calling for changes to law enforcement practices following the arrest of a black man on the light rail last Wednesday. Video surfaced of 21-year-old Draon Armstrong being slammed to the ground during his arrest on the Green Line at Target Field Station on July 8.
Green Line Connecting Minneapolis, St. Paul Turns 1It's now been one year since the first Green Line train went between downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul. The $1 billion line has had some issues with collisions and non-paying riders. But it's also had more riders than expected.
Committee Looking To Cut Last Two Stations From Proposed Green Line ExtensionThe Metropolitan Council announced Tuesday that its partners are considering cutting the last two stops on the projected Southwest Light Rail Line in order to keep the Green Line extension connecting Eden Prairie to downtown Minneapolis on budget.
Met Council Struggles To Make $341M In SW Light Rail Project CutsThe Metropolitan Council has to cut millions of dollars from the Southwest Light Rail project. The Green Line extension will run from Eden Prairie to downtown Minneapolis. The Southwest LRT Corridor Management Committee met Wednesday morning to go over potential cost-saving options.
Pedestrian Killed By LRT Was Longtime Minn. Senate StafferA longtime staff member of the Minnesota Senate was killed after being struck by a Green Line light rail train on her way to work Thursday morning. Lynne Thomas had been a legislative assistant in the Senate for 28 years. She was crossing University Avenue on the light rail tracks when she was hit and killed by a train around 7:30 a.m.
Report: Twin Cities Losing Over $1M On Free Metro Transit RidersA new report claims the Twin Cities is losing over a million dollars every year due to "fare dodgers," meaning people who don't pay for a ride on the light rail.
News Click: Fare Jumping
St. Paul Posts New Anti-Loitering Signs In SkywaysPeople who walk through the downtown St. Paul skyway system are noticing some new signs posted on the walls.
Police: U Of M Students Warned About Pranks Near LRT TrainsThe University of Minnesota Department of Public Safety issued a warning to students on Monday after a series of alleged pranks along the light rail transit line on campus.
Council: Metro Transit Sees Highest Ridership Since 1981The Metropolitan Council says that in 2014 Metro Transit buses and trains had the highest ridership tally in more than 30 years.