Blue Line Extension Project Estimated To Cost $1.4BA possible extension of the Metro Transit Light Rail's Blue Line has been estimated to cost $1.4 billion. According to the Metropolitan Council the estimated cost is a result of added scope onto the expansion project.
Blue Line Extension Through North Minneapolis Gaining SupportThe extension would run through north Minneapolis, Golden Valley, Robbinsdale, Crystal and Brooklyn Park, drawing riders northwest of Brooklyn Park.
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.
Black Lives Matter Plans Sunday Light Rail Shutdown For Vikes Home OpenerVikings fans heading to Sunday's home opener at TCF Bank Stadium may need to leave earlier than they would like. The group Black Lives Matter St. Paul is planning a protest which they say will shut down the light rail. Organizers say Metro Transit police violently arrested a 17-year-old black teenager with autism last month.
Serious Crimes Happening On Light-Rail Trains, PlatformsTo check out a breakdown of the crimes happening on each light rail stop, look at our interactive map.
Trains, Buses and Automobiles, 'Go-To' Users Can Ride Them AllA "Go-To" transit card will now work anywhere in the metro-area. Metro Transit users can now access Hourcars with their "Go-To" card.
Mpls. Police: Bicyclist Injured In Light Rail CrashMinneapolis police say a bicyclist was injured Thursday afternoon in an accident involving a Metro Transit light rail train. The accident occurred near 46th Street and Hiawatha Avenue in south Minneapolis.
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.
City Council Votes To Reduce Street Parking For Mpls. ResidentsThe number of parking spots for Minneapolis residents could soon decrease. The Minneapolis City Council unanimously passed an amendment to the zoning code that will reduce the number of parking spaces for residential areas that are by frequent buses and rail transit.
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.
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.
Southwest Light Rail Cuts Mean Sacrifices For CommunitiesThe cutting is about to begin to parts of the Southwest Light Rail project between downtown Minneapolis and Eden Prairie.