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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

(credit: CBS)

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

(credit: CBS)

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

(credit: CBS)

Group Goes No-Pants To Fight Transportation Tedium

Public transportation has its surprises.

01/08/2012

(credit: Metro Transit)

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

(credit: Coco Mault)

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

(credit: CBS)

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

(credit: Metro Transit)

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

(credit: Metro Transit)

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

(credit: Metro Transit)

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

(credit: Metro Transit)

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

(credit: Metro Transit)

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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