Southwest Light Rail Project Faces Overrun Costs, Delayed Until 2027A new transit line connecting Minneapolis to suburbs as far as Eden Prairie is facing a massive cost overrun and a three-year delay, prompting calls for an audit of spending and decision-making.
Metro Mobility Customers Urged To Cancel 'Non-Essential Trips' Amid Driver, Staff ShortagesOfficials with the agency said Tuesday that the pandemic and its “ongoing hiring challenges” are hampering the timeliness and quality of its paratransit services.
Metro Transit Workers Push For Better Safety Protections, Say They're Ready To StrikeMetro Transit workers are currently in contract negotiations with the Metropolitan Council, and they say they’re ready to strike they if they can’t get better safety precautions.
Metro Transit Workers Union Authorizes Strike If Contract Negotiations Fizzle OutThousands of Metro Transit workers have been authorized to strike after two days of negotiations and votes failed Wednesday.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Metropolitan Council To Begin Transporting Healthcare Workers To WorkThe service is available for free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, but riders must provide an employee identification badge.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Met Council Says Travel Declines By 70 PercentMetropolitan Council researchers report that travel across Minnesota's freeways has declined by more than 70% since the first reported COVID-19 case in the state early March.
Man Shot On Bus In New Hope; Investigation UnderwayThe Metropolitan Council says one suspect is in custody after a man was shot aboard a bus Thursday night in New Hope.
Met Council To Add Additional Security To Metro Transit LRT Trains Amid Recent ViolenceThe Metropolitan Council says safety on the light rail is its top priority. It hopes to expand eyes and ears by using additional resources to handle criminal behavior on LRT trains.
Met Council, Minneapolis Housing Authorities Team Up To Form Regional 'Moving To Work' AgencyA new partnership aims to help low-income families in the Twin Cities find more housing options in thriving metro neighborhoods.
Former MnDOT Commissioner Charles Zelle Named Chair Of Metropolitan Council"Charlie will bring this unifying lens to his work as Chair. He knows that when Rondo thrives, the Range thrives. When Minneapolis thrives, Mankato thrives," Walz said.
Closed Landfills May Provide The Key To Energy EfficiencyThe Metropolitan Council is about to study their potential for producing energy, and that could turn waste into a windfall.
Met Council Chair Nora Slawik Stepping Down To Focus On Her HealthThe chair of the Metropolitan Council is stepping down in order to focus on her health.
'I Did Not Have A Choice': Dozens Of Businesses Forced Into Relocation By Southwest Light Rail Project Still Await ReimbursementA project intended to benefit the public as a whole in Minnesota has resulted in more controversial consequences.
Officials: Housing Needed In Twin Cities Amid Steady Population GrowthA report by the Metropolitan Council shows that since 2010, Minneapolis and St. Paul have gained the most residents. That's the case for many surrounding suburbs as well.
Met Council Votes To Approve Protective Barriers For Bus DriversThe Metropolitan Council voted Wednesday in favor of a $1 million package to provide barriers for about two-thirds of the fleet.