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.
Metro Transit officials said Wednesday that in the first half of the year there have been nearly 40 million riders on buses and trains, up less than one percent from this time last year. Officials said there have been 312,000 more rides than last year so far.
Every day a quarter of a million people ride Metro Transit buses and trains. They’re leaving behind their cars and high gas prices, and according to officials, nearly 20,000 items. That’s what riders lost last year, a figure which includes about 1,200 bikes.
A Metro Transit bus lost control and crashed into multiple parked cars on Tuesday afternoon near 10th Street and Second Avenue South in Minneapolis.
No one was hurt after a bus drove off the road Thursday afternoon, and crashed into a tree in Brooklyn Park.
Metro Transit officials said Wednesday they’re looking to hear at least 100 bus drivers to add to its workforce.
Two boys are banned from Metro Transit for one month after concerned passengers and witnesses called police saying they were armed.
A 55-year-old man died Friday evening, authorities say, after his car collided with a light-rail train and was pushed about 500 feet down a south Minneapolis track while on fire.
Metro Transit officials are on the scene of an accident involving a vehicle and Minneapolis light rail car.
Authorities say light rail service in downtown Minneapolis resumed just before 1 p.m. Thursday after being disrupted because of a downed power line.
No one was seriously injured after a commercial truck collided with a light rail train Tuesday afternoon at Fifth Avenue in downtown Minneapolis, according to Metro Transit.
Post offices as well as all local, state and federal government offices will be closed Monday to mark Martin Luther King, Jr., Day.
More than 81 million customers boarded Metro Transit buses and trains in 2012 – an increase of 165,044 rides over 2011.