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Last Inspection Of Pedestrian Bridge Found No Problems

Engineers found no sign of trouble during their last inspection of a pedestrian bridge in Minneapolis where a suspension cable broke loose Sunday night.

02/21/2012

(credit: Metro Transit)

Klobuchar Unveils $10M Interchange For Downtown Mpls.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar revealed details for a new transportation interchange in downtown Minneapolis Thursday morning, as well as a way to help pay for it.

12/22/2011

(credit: AP)

Light Rail Construction Closes Washington Ave. Bridge

If you plan on commuting around Minneapolis this weekend, you’ll want to avoid the Washington Avenue bridge over the Mississippi River.

11/17/2011

(credit: CBS)

Metro Transit Warns Of Cell Phone Thefts On LRT

Light rail passengers are hearing a new warning as they stand on the platform, waiting for the train. They’re being alerted to the newest trend in crime: cell phone theft.

11/02/2011

(credit: MnDOT)

Toppled Power Line Halts LRT

A toppled power pole has stopped train traffic along the Hiawatha Light Rail line Friday morning, authorities said.

08/05/2011

(credit: Metro Transit)

LRT Line Flooded Out In Bloomington

Standing water in the south metro has forced the Hiawatha Light Rail line to shut down between the 28th Avenue and Mall of America stations.

07/15/2011

Lisa Marie Martin (credit: Hennepin County Sheriff's Office)

Charges: Mom Pushed Child In Stroller Down Stairs

A mother has been arrested after allegedly pushing her baby in a stroller down a flight of stairs at the Lake Street light rail train station Tuesday evening.

05/06/2011

(credit: Metro Transit)

Feds Sign Commitment To LRT Funding

Federal officials on Tuesday signed a formal funding commitment for the Central Corridor light rail line said to be the largest public works project in Minnesota’s history.

04/26/2011

University Avenue in transition. (credit: University United)

Finding Minnesota: The History Of University Ave.

If you’ve driven down University Avenue recently, you know what a mess it is. Sections of it are currently torn up as crews dig up the pavement to make way for the expansion of the light rail line into St. Paul.

04/17/2011

(credit: CBS)

Metropolitan Council Needs Help Naming Transit System

San Francisco has BART, Chicago the “El” and in D.C., everyone hops on the Metro, but what about the Twin Cities?

02/23/2011

(credit: CBS)

How Do Metro Transit Rates Compare To Other Cities?

Plenty of buses go down Nicollet Mall each day. But people taking those and other metro transit rides may soon be paying more.

02/23/2011

(credit: Metro Transit)

Businesses Speak Out On Central Corridor LRT

Work is underway on Metro Transit’s Central Corridor light rail line, which is set to connect downtown Minneapolis with downtown St. Paul.

02/17/2011

(credit: Metro Transit)

Judge Raps Light Rail Project, But Won’t Halt It

A federal judge says planners of the light-rail corridor slated to connect St. Paul and Minneapolis failed to properly gauge how it would affect nearby businesses but he refused a request to halt its construction.

01/27/2011

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