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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.


January 14, 2014

Group files suit to allow guns on Madison Metro buses

Claims policy banning firearms from buses and from bus shelters violates a provision in a 2011 Wisconsin law that allows people to obtain licenses to carry concealed weapons


August 22, 2013

Twin Cities leaders balk at light rail price tag

Metro leaders demand that planners reduce the cost, which has risen from $1.25 billion to between $1.58 and $1.82 billion, or risk losing political support.


August 5, 2013

Minn. Metro adds 19 new full-time police officers

The new officers join 64 licensed and sworn full-time and 60 existing part-time officers.


July 24, 2013

Minneapolis Metro campaign to help combat sex trafficking

Transit officials are looking to train bus drivers to spot suspicious activity and implement a public awareness campaign.


May 6, 2013

Minn.'s Metro, SouthWest win APTA's top safety award

Other transit systems honored at the 2013 Bus Safety & Security Excellence Awards include Albany, N.Y.’s Capital District Transportation Authority; Transit Authority of River City of Louisville, Ky.; Portland, Ore.-based TriMet; Societe de Transport de Montreal; MTA’s New York City Transit; and National Express Transit.


May 2, 2013

Minn. Metro Transit P.D. taps Verint's Nextiva software

Solution is helping the organization’s Metro Transit Police force advance its ability to monitor and secure the Twin Cities’ current and new light rail and commuter trains and passengers, as well as enhance investigation capabilities and increase response times.


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.


February 20, 2013

Northstar station to receive $10.3M improvement

Construction is expected to start in May and be done by year's end. The city is negotiating final agreements with the Metropolitan Council, which operates the three-year-old commuter line.


September 17, 2012

U. of Minn. students request free rides

The university and Metro Transit, which will operate the service, currently have a U-Pass program in place, with the agency also offering free rides for students on its Hiawatha Line to the airport.


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