Federal Officials Give Southwest LRT Green LightThe project is expected to create 7,500 construction jobs, and will break ground by the end of the month.
Met Council: Bus Ridership Down, Light Rail Ridership UpThe Met Council says bus ridership is down 7 percent for the first quarter of the year.
Met Council: Metro Mobility Bus Rear-Ended, 1 InjuredA passenger of a Metro Mobility vehicle is in the hospital after an accident in Brooklyn Park Thursday, according to the Metropolitan Council.
Study: Up To 10 Percent Of Riders Freeloading On Light RailA new report shows that as many as one in 10 people aren't paying to ride the light rail.
Study: Minnesota's Retired Population To Double By 2040For all those that believe Minnesota is a good place to retire, prepare to put that theory to the test. According to the Pioneer Press, the state's population of retirees is about to explode.
After Big Cuts, Met Council Approves SWLRT PlansAfter years of controversy, plans to extend the light rail from Minneapolis to Eden Prairie are moving forward. But that means some big cuts to the original plan.
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.
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.
Republicans Debating $67M Cut From State OperationsThe Minnesota House is debating a Republican bill to put the brakes on spending for state government operations.
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.
Pickle Company Takes Responsibility For Southwest Metro StenchPeople living in the southwest metro might have noticed an unpleasant smell over the past couple of days. "It smelled like raw sewage," Shakopee resident Mike Moll said. "It was absolutely disgusting."