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Charges: Man’s Tongue Nearly Severed In Metro Transit Assault

A 31-year-old St. Paul man is accused of nearly severing a man’s tongue in a Metro Transit bus attack in late November, according to charges filed in Ramsey County.

01/14/2014

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Metro Transit: Pedestrian Struck, Killed By LRT

A pedestrian is dead after being struck by a light rail train in Minneapolis Sunday evening, according to Metro Transit.

01/12/2014

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Mechanical Issue Shuts Down LRT In Minneapolis

Officials said a mechanical issue has forced light rail transit to shut down in part of Minneapolis and commuters should expect significant delays Tuesday morning. Metro transit officials said the Blue Line of light rail transit had to be shut down at Lake Street.

12/31/2013

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Metro Transit Provides Free New Year’s Eve Rides For 3rd Year

Metro Transit and Miller Lite will provide free bus and light rail rides on New Year’s Eve for the third year in a row. From 6 p.m. till the last scheduled trip, residents will be treated to complimentary rides on all Metro Transit buses and light rail, METRO Blue and Red lines, Plymouth Metrolink, Anoka County and Minnesota Valley Transit Authority buses. Metro Transit officials say they have provided more than one million rides through the Miller Free Rides Program on New Year’s Eve, and for the last 16 years on St. Patrick’s Day.

12/26/2013

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‘CCO Viewer Gifts iPad To Blind Man Who Had His Stolen On Bus

A blind preschool teacher whose iPad was stolen on a bus got a new one thanks to a WCCO-TV viewer. WCCO reported on Jordan Richardson’s story last week. He uses his iPad to read out loud to him.

12/12/2013

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Metro Transit Cameras Capture Suspect Who Robbed Blind Man

It’s a crime that’s hard to believe: a blind man had his iPad mini stolen while riding a city bus. The theft happened two weeks ago as Jordan Richardson rode home from work.

12/05/2013

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Minneapolis, St. Paul Declare Snow Emergencies

The ongoing snow event keeps on putting a snarl in everyone’s Wednesday plans, and many are going to have to find alternatives for overnight parking, as well. Both Minneapolis and St. Paul have declared snow emergencies effective Wednesday at 9 p.m.

12/04/2013

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Bus Driver Charged With Assaulting Rider Still On The Job

Adrieanne Simmons, a St. Paul woman who said she was repeatedly punched in the head by a bus driver, wants to know why he’s back on the job. Her bus driver was charged with misdemeanor assault, disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property in the October incident, but he’s back behind the wheel.

11/01/2013

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Metro Transit Driver Charged With Assaulting Rider

A Metro Transit bus driver has been charged with multiple counts of assault for allegedly smashing a rider’s cell phone and punching her multiple times earlier this month. Charges were recently filed against 46-year-old James Yang in Ramsey County Court over the October 2 incident.

10/31/2013

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Buses Will Replace Light Rail Service Next 2 Weekends In Parts Of Mpls.

Metro Transit officials said Thursday that buses will replace train service on the Metro Blue Line over the next two weekends. Officials said the switch will start Thursday as crews do construction and maintenance on the light rail lines.

10/17/2013

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1 Dead After Car Rear Ends Metro Transit Bus In Blaine

One person was killed Monday night after a car rear-ended a Metro Transit bus in the north Twin Cities metro, according to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities responded to the area of Highway 65 and 89th Avenue NE in Blaine at about 5:38 p.m. Monday on a report of a three-vehicle crash.

09/24/2013

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Bus Driving Skills Tested At Metro Transit’s ‘Roadeo’

More than 1,500 bus drivers work at Metro Transit, and every day safety is key. Since the 1970s drivers have tested those skills in the Bus Roadeo.

09/23/2013

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64-Year-Old Man Killed By Bus ID’d

Hennepin County officials have identified the pedestrian struck and killed by a bus this week as a 64-year-old St. Louis Park man. Mark Gregory Best was killed Friday evening in downtown Minneapolis. He was in the crosswalk at the time.

09/14/2013

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64-Year-Old Man Struck By Bus In Downtown Mpls. Dies

A 63-year-old man died after he was struck by a Metro Transit bus in downtown Minneapolis Thursday evening. According to Metro Transit officials, the incident happened at the intersection of Marquette Avenue and 1st Street at about 6:30 p.m.

09/13/2013

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Hennepin Co. Approves Target Field Transit Center

In what is being compared to New York City’s Grand Central Station, Minneapolis is getting its very own transit center. The Target Field Transit Center will be an entertainment and sports hub where all things RAIL will connect.

09/12/2013

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