Blue Line Extension Through North Minneapolis Gaining SupportThe extension would run through north Minneapolis, Golden Valley, Robbinsdale, Crystal and Brooklyn Park, drawing riders northwest of Brooklyn Park.
Single-Day Ridership On LTR Reaches All-Time HighSingle-day ridership on the METRO Green and Blue lines has reached an all-time high topping over 100,000.
Black Lives Matter Plans Sunday Light Rail Shutdown For Vikes Home OpenerVikings fans heading to Sunday's home opener at TCF Bank Stadium may need to leave earlier than they would like. The group Black Lives Matter St. Paul is planning a protest which they say will shut down the light rail. Organizers say Metro Transit police violently arrested a 17-year-old black teenager with autism last month.
Serious Crimes Happening On Light-Rail Trains, PlatformsTo check out a breakdown of the crimes happening on each light rail stop, look at our interactive map.
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.
Mpls. Police: Bicyclist Injured In Light Rail CrashMinneapolis police say a bicyclist was injured Thursday afternoon in an accident involving a Metro Transit light rail train. The accident occurred near 46th Street and Hiawatha Avenue in south Minneapolis.
Mpls. NAACP Calls For Investigation Of Force Used In Light Rail ArrestThe Minneapolis NAACP is calling for changes to law enforcement practices following the arrest of a black man on the light rail last Wednesday. Video surfaced of 21-year-old Draon Armstrong being slammed to the ground during his arrest on the Green Line at Target Field Station on July 8.
City Council Votes To Reduce Street Parking For Mpls. ResidentsThe number of parking spots for Minneapolis residents could soon decrease. The Minneapolis City Council unanimously passed an amendment to the zoning code that will reduce the number of parking spaces for residential areas that are by frequent buses and rail transit.
Green Line Connecting Minneapolis, St. Paul Turns 1It's now been one year since the first Green Line train went between downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul. The $1 billion line has had some issues with collisions and non-paying riders. But it's also had more riders than expected.
Met Council Struggles To Make $341M In SW Light Rail Project CutsThe Metropolitan Council has to cut millions of dollars from the Southwest Light Rail project. The Green Line extension will run from Eden Prairie to downtown Minneapolis. The Southwest LRT Corridor Management Committee met Wednesday morning to go over potential cost-saving options.
Southwest Light Rail Cuts Mean Sacrifices For CommunitiesThe cutting is about to begin to parts of the Southwest Light Rail project between downtown Minneapolis and Eden Prairie.
Metro Transit Wants $6 Million For Vikings Stadium Transit BridgeWhen the Minnesota Vikings had a dome over their heads, it was commotion on ten Sundays a year. And when the new Vikings Stadium opens its doors, it will likely be a repeat. Metro Transit officials asked for a bridge to connect the crowd to the far side of the light rail track.
Pedestrian Killed By LRT Was Longtime Minn. Senate StafferA longtime staff member of the Minnesota Senate was killed after being struck by a Green Line light rail train on her way to work Thursday morning. Lynne Thomas had been a legislative assistant in the Senate for 28 years. She was crossing University Avenue on the light rail tracks when she was hit and killed by a train around 7:30 a.m.
Light-Rail Fare Jumpers Could Face CrackdownTwin Cities light-rail transit officials today defended themselves at the State Capitol against what some lawmakers say is an "epidemic" of fare jumpers.
Report: Twin Cities Losing Over $1M On Free Metro Transit RidersA new report claims the Twin Cities is losing over a million dollars every year due to "fare dodgers," meaning people who don't pay for a ride on the light rail.