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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.

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

Rail| September 18, 2017

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.

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.

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.

Rail| April 20, 2016

Development booming along Minn. Metro's present, future rail lines

Metropolitan Council and St. Paul city officials reported in roughly two years of operation, there has been more than $4.2 billion in economic development along the Green Line, in addition to large investments on a future new rail line and extension.

Rail| April 8, 2015

Fare evaders could cost Minn. Metro $1.5M annually

The 20-page report prepared by the regional planning agency found that “fare evasion” is worse on the nearly year-old Green Line, which connects the downtowns of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Government Issues| January 22, 2014

Twin City light rail service gets start date

The opening of the 11-mile corridor is nearly six months earlier than required by the FTA, which is funding half the $957 million project.
Bus| March 28, 2013

Twin Cities' Metro to launch Red Line BRT in June

The 11-mile line will provide station-to-station service from the Apple Valley Transit Station to the Mall of America, where it will connect with Blue Line (formerly Hiawatha Line) trains for easy travel to the airport, Metrodome, downtown Minneapolis and Target Field.
Rail| April 26, 2011

FTA awards Minnesota $474M for light rail

The 11-mile Central Corridor light rail line, which includes 18 new stations, 31 new rail cars and a new vehicle maintenance facility in St. Paul, is scheduled to open in 2014.
Management & Operations| September 15, 2010

First Transit earns Minn. renewal, Ariz. contract

The Yuma, Ariz. contract will see company operate and manage 41 First Transit employees operating 30 vehicles, which transport more than 360,000 passengers annually.
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