Light Rail

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Business Owners Say ‘Thank You’ To LRT Workers

The “Central Corridor” is an 11-mile line that will link downtown St. Paul with downtown Minneapolis by 2014. It should be 75 percent complete by the end of this year.

09/10/2012

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Light Rail Construction Irks Stadium Village Businesses

Central Corridor light rail construction is moving along on schedule, but businesses in Stadium Village say it’s brought customers to a halt. The maze of streets, closures, and detours near Washington Avenue and Huron Boulevard is making it hard for people to patronize their favorite businesses near the University of Minnesota campus.

08/11/2012

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LRT Construction Creates Night Road Closures On Thursday, Friday

Beginning late Thursday, June 21, motorists in the eastern metro area should expect delays as closures take place inside the I-35E/I-94 Capitol Interchange in St. Paul.

06/16/2012

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Metro Transit: Buses To Carry Commuters During Weekend Light Rail Construction

The Hiawatha light-rail line will be shut down between Target Field and Franklin Avenue this weekend as crews perform construction and maintenance, Metro Transit says.

05/29/2012

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Central Corridor Reaches The Halfway Mark

The Central Corridor light rail project has reached a milestone. The 11-mile line connecting the downtowns of St. Paul and Minneapolis is now 50 percent complete.

05/14/2012

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Light Rail To Partially Shut Down This Weekend

The clang-clang-clang of the “trolley” will be replaced by the beep-beep-beep of the Metro Transit bus along part of the Hiawatha Avenue route this weekend.

05/01/2012

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Light Rail Construction Kills Man’s Restaurant Dream

A St. Paul restaurant owner says he’s been forced to close down for good.

04/14/2012

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Police Looking For Suspects In 5 Minneapolis Robberies

Police are looking for a several suspects who they believe were involved in at least five robberies over the past week in the Corcoran neighborhood of Minneapolis.

03/02/2012

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Crews Trying To Figure Out Why Bridge Broke

Minneapolis city crews have been working around the clock trying to figure out what caused cables to snap on the Sabo Pedestrian Bridge.

02/25/2012

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Hiawatha Headaches Continue For 3rd Day

For the third day now, commuters in south Minneapolis are coping with the extra headache of getting around a closed section of Hiawatha Avenue.

02/22/2012

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Hiawatha Ave., LRT Remain Closed Until Further Notice

Light-rail service on Hiawatha continues to be closed for three stations, as crews work to repair the Sabo Bridge.

02/21/2012

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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

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Snapped Cable Puts Kink In Hwy. 55 Traffic, LRT

A bicycle and pedestrian bridge in Minneapolis has been closed for repairs after a cable support broke and caused a separate pair of cables to fail.

02/20/2012

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LRT Construction Hurting Chocolate Confectioner

Light rail construction along University Avenue is on schedule, but the work has come at a cost. It’s taken a toll on many of the businesses along that street.

02/09/2012

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Group Goes No-Pants To Fight Transportation Tedium

Public transportation has its surprises.

01/08/2012

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Metro Transit Offering Free Rides On New Year’s Eve

In an effort to stop drunk driving, Metro Transit and Miller Lite are teaming up to offer free bus and light rail rides on New Year’s Eve in the Twin Cities.

12/27/2011

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Art Along The Light Rail

It’s easy to get into a commuting routine, especially for rail commuters. After all, train tracks don’t easily change paths. But forget to bring a book and there isn’t much to keep a person occupied while waiting for a train.

12/26/2011

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Biz Owners Happy Lanes On University Ave. Reopened

Construction crews on the Central Corridor Light Rail line are moving the orange cones Wednesday.

11/30/2011

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US Transpo Secretary To Tour Minn. Light Rail

U.S. Transportation Secretary will tour a light rail construction site in St. Paul where he’ll make a pitch that major transportation investments will create jobs.

09/19/2011

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Mpls Light-Rail Builders To Pay US $4.6M

The U.S. Justice Department says the joint venture that built the Hiawatha light-rail line in Minneapolis has agreed to pay the government $4.6 million.

08/24/2011

A design composite of the Central Corridor Light Rail line at the Capitol East station. (credit: Metropolitan Council)

Businesses Get Small Boost During LRT Construction

Businesses affected by the Central Corridor light rail construction are getting a small boost.

05/29/2011

A design composite of the Central Corridor Light Rail line at the Capitol East station. (credit: Metropolitan Council)

Washington Ave. Closes For LRT Construction

The street that goes through the heart of the University of Minnesota will be forever free of cars and trucks.

05/16/2011

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Metro Transit Plans Bus Detours For LRT Construction

If you ride a bus near the University of Minnesota or downtown St. Paul you’ll want to plan ahead for the detours coming when the construction of the Central Corridor transit project begins.

05/10/2011

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Mayor Says Feds Commit To Light Rail

St. Paul’s mayor says the Federal Transit Administration will sign an agreement next week committing $460 million in aid for the Twin Cities light rail transit project.

04/19/2011

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Bus, Train Fees Could Increase By $0.25

Commuters say giving an extra quarter to take the bus or train is something they’re reluctant to pay, but they’re willing to do it.

02/23/2011

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