While Bus Fares Are Going Up, There's A $1 Program For Low-Income RidersStarting Sunday, people who depend on public transit will have to dig a little deeper into their pockets.
Metro Transit Bus, LRT Rates Going Up In OctoberThis marks the first time fares have gone up since 2008.
Lack Of Transportation Keeps St. Paul Schools From Later Start TimesThe push for a later start time for St. Paul High Schools has hit another road block. This time around the main setback is transportation.
Trains, Buses and Automobiles, 'Go-To' Users Can Ride Them AllA "Go-To" transit card will now work anywhere in the metro-area. Metro Transit users can now access Hourcars with their "Go-To" card.
Nicollet Mall Will Be Closed To Buses, Taxis Next WeekNicollet Mall will close to motor traffic next Monday as a major construction project to revamp the downtown Minneapolis artery gets underway.
Metro Transit Tries Out New Line Of Electronic BusesMetro Transit is trying out another line of electric buses, looking for the next generation of vehicles that can be environmentally friendly and cost effective.
Celebrate Responsibly And Ride Free On Paddy's DayMetro Transit is hooking up responsible St. Patrick's Day revelers with free rides in Minneapolis and St. Paul. You can ride free on both Saturday, March 14 and Tuesday, March 17 on buses, light rail or Northstar trains from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m.
State Fair's New Transit Hub PraisedWe all have our favorite ways of getting to the Great Minnesota Get-Together Terri Reinartz and her family are among the one third of fairgoers who choose mass transit. "We've done it last several years, probably the last half dozen years," Reinartz said.
Vikes, ‘U’ Seek To Fix TCF Stadium Parking KinksWith the last home preseason game over, Vikings fans are ready for the first regular season at TCF Bank Stadium. But the new location brings some added challenges, with fans struggling while getting around the stadium.
Program Makes Greener School Buses Via RetrofittingAs school buses take kids to school this fall, they'll also be doing the environment a favor. As part of the Project Green Fleet program, more than 3,200 buses have been retrofitted to help reduce diesel emissions, according to Mike Harley of Environmental Initiative.
Good Question: What, Exactly, Is Metro Mobility?You see them all over the Twin Cities: Metro Mobility buses. Ridership increases nearly 10 percent every year, and it's almost impossible not to notice them.
Buses Replace Light Rail Line In Downtown Mpls. This WeekendCommuters taking light-rail trains to and from downtown Minneapolis this weekend will be hopping on a bus for a portion of their trip, according to Metro Transit officials. The Blue Line, formerly called the Hiawatha Line, will undergo scheduled maintenance from Friday at 7:30 p.m. till Monday at 3:30 a.m. between the Target Field and Franklin Avenue stations.
No Parking Signs Coming To Streets Made Narrow By SnowAll the snow that's fallen this winter is causing problems for emergency vehicles in Minneapolis. With all the snow and ice buildup along curbs, some streets are getting too narrow for fire trucks, ambulances, and buses.
Metro Transit Provides Free New Year’s Eve Rides For 3rd YearMetro 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.
Metro Transit Driver Charged With Assaulting RiderA 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.