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Minnesotan To Meet: Metro Transit Bus Driver Jeanne O’Neill

Driving a bus is hard work. Now imagine doing it on an obstacle course. Metro Transit drivers do it every year, and the top three advance onto bigger contests. This year there was a first.

07/15/2014

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Bus Driver Who Crashed On Nicollet Mall, Died, Identified

Authorities have identified a Metro Transit bus driver who had a medical event while driving in downtown Minneapolis, crashed the bus on Nicollet Mall and died. The crash happened at about 10:10 a.m. Friday on Nicollet Mall between 10th Street and 11th Street.

07/06/2014

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Metro Transit Bus Barrels Out Of Control In DT Mpls., Driver Dies

A Metro Transit bus went out of control Friday morning, driving up on the sidewalk of a downtown Minneapolis block and causing major damage. The accident happened at about 10:10 a.m. between 10th Street and 11th Street on the Nicollet Mall.

07/04/2014

7-4-14 Scary Scene On Nicollet Mall-WCCO TV Team Fills In Roshini

An unbelievable scene this morning near WCCO TV. Listen to the Eyewitness Accounts

07/04/2014

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1 Killed In Blue Line Light Rail Accident

A pedestrian was hit by a Blue Line light rail train in Minneapolis on Friday afternoon. According to Metro Transit officials, the accident occurred at 2:50 p.m. at the intersection of E 35th Street and Highway 55.

06/20/2014

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Green Line Collides With Car In St. Paul

The METRO Green Line light-rail train collided with a car in St. Paul, Minn. Monday night. According to Metro Transit officials, the train and the car hit at 8:20 p.m. at the intersection of University Avenue and N. Hampden Avenue.

06/16/2014

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Talking Points: Green Line Opening Hailed A Big Success

Despite the weather, the debut of the Metro Transit Green line is being hailed as a big success. On Saturday, about 45,000 people took advantage of free service to try out the new line connecting downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. But along the corridor, there is concern about safety.

06/15/2014

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3 Women Cross Item Off Bucket List After Riding Green Line

Three women in their 90s got to cross something off their bucket list Saturday. They were among the first riders to catch a METRO Green Line train at the Victoria Station Saturday They told WCCO it brought back memories of when streetcars ran along University Avenue

06/14/2014

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Light Rail’s Green Line Opens With Celebration, Some Protest

The Green Line light rail that runs between St. Paul and Minneapolis is opening for business. Service on the Green Line will officially start at 10 a.m. Saturday after a ribbon cutting ceremony at Union Depot on St. Paul.

06/14/2014

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New Tool Aims To Prevent Future Train Derailments

Like an accordion of massive steel boxes, 15 empty freight cars lay piled Friday along a stretch of Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad track. It’s BNSF’s mainline to the west coast, and it averages about 56 trains a day. Roughly twenty percent of that traffic is made up of the long tanker cars hauling heavy crude oil from North Dakota.

06/13/2014

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Train Hits Juvenile In North Metro

A child suffered broken bones Thursday after being hit by a slow-moving freight train while playing on the tracks, officials say.

06/12/2014

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Officials Prepping To Make Green Line Opening Accident-Free

The Green Line will open in just four days and metro transit officers are talking safety. So far, there have been four accidents during test runs on the light rail line that will connect St. Paul and Minneapolis.

06/10/2014

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Metro Green Line Test Train Collides With Car

No one was seriously injured Sunday night after a Metro Transit Green Line test train collided with a vehicle, according to authorities.

06/09/2014

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METRO Green Line Prepares For Grand Opening

Some members of the media got the chance to ride the new Green Line train Saturday during their final test runs. The Green Line goes from Union Depot Station in St. Paul, Minn. to Target Field Station in Minneapolis. A trip between the two downtowns is expected to take about 50 minutes.

06/07/2014

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What To Expect At St. Paul’s Grand Old Day

If you’re looking for something to do Sunday, why not head to Grand Avenue in St. Paul for the 41st Grand Old Day! It’s the biggest one-day festival in the Midwest, according to Sue Evens of the Grand Avenue Business Association.

05/31/2014

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