Topic : Metro Transit

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Minn. Metro Transit union workers threaten strike during Super Bowl

Management & Operations| November 14, 2017

The union’s president noted that although the most recent agreement was overwhelmingly rejected, he is optimistic an agreement will be reached before the deadline.

Transit GM Q&A: What are you doing to provide comprehensive training to both drivers and maintenance staff?

Management & Operations| October 11, 2017

METRO asked some of the top execs in the industry what they are doing to provide comprehensive training to both driver and maintenance staff.

Sustainability| September 26, 2017

New Minn. Metro Transit BRT line to include New Flyer electric buses

The buses will be among the first 60-foot battery-electric articulated buses put into service in the U.S.

Rail| September 18, 2017

Council chair recommends rejecting all light rail bids for Metro's Southwest project

The bids were opened last month and represent the bulk of the construction work involved in building the tracks, road, bridges, trails, tunnels, stations, and other facilities needed for the 14.5-mile light rail line.

Management & Operations| June 22, 2017

Minn. Metro Transit shutting down part of light rail system for 11 days

Maintenance project includes replacing sections of tracks, upgrading switches, and repairing concrete and overhead wires.

Security and Safety | June 19, 2017

Officials mull using Madison buses for texting-while-driving surveillance

The plan, contigent on a federal grant, would give deputies the ability to search for distracted drivers from a higher vantage point.

Management & Operations| May 22, 2017

Video shows Metro Transit officer asking about immigration status

Metro Transit Police Chief Harrington said in a statement that it's not his agency's practice to inquire about immigration status and has asked for an internal investigation into the encounter.

Accessibility| April 10, 2017

Rising cost of Minn. paratransit could threaten other transit services

The Metropolitan Council, which operates the service, expects the number of rides will climb to 2.9 million by 2020, about double what it was in 2010.

Government Issues| March 22, 2017

Minn. legislators write letter asking feds to deny $900M in rail funding

Even though cities spanning the proposed 14-mile Southwest Corridor light rail line have signed off, the legislators opposing the project say there are too many legal and financial uncertainties, as well as ridership questions for it to move forward.

Rail| March 6, 2017

FTA says Metro Transit's light rail funds cannot be redirected

The agency's statement comes after a plan was introduced in the state legislature to redirect the funds for the project to roads and bridges instead.

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