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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Crews broke ground on a fancy new elevator station on Wednesday that will eventually allow riders of Metro Transit’s forthcoming Green light rail line to get from the street to the skyway in downtown St. Paul.
Metro Transit crews are going to test cars by night on their new “green line” light rail transit at the end of the month. The tests will begin along the western half of the University Avenue stretch the week of August 26.
A new Minnesota law will heighten criminal penalties for assaulting bus or light rail drivers. The new law takes effect Thursday. It adds public transit operators to a list of occupations and individuals protected under the state’s fourth-degree assault statute.
A Metro Transit bus went off the road on Friday morning in the Uptown area, sending a number of passengers to Hennepin County Medical Center. The bus crash happened near West Lake Street and West Calhoun Parkway.
More people are riding the Northstar Commuter Rail Line between Big Lake and Minneapolis. Ridership increased 15 percent during the first six months of 2013, compared with the same period last year. Metro Transit made permanent a fare reduction in May that lowered most Northstar tickets by $1. A new station in Ramsey and significant ridership increases at the Big Lake and Coon Rapids stations offset decreases from the Anoka and Fridley stations.