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October 7, 2014

Woman struck, killed by SUV at Minneapolis bus stop

Witnesses of the crash say the woman driving the SUV that hit the shelter was backing out of a McDonald’s parking lot, accelerated, hit a parked car, careened off a tree and then crashed into the bus shelter.


September 2, 2014

Woman struck, killed by Minn. light rail train

St. Paul Police said that a female in her 40s was walking in the crosswalk to go to the station when she was struck by an eastbound train. Police said they believe she had headphones in.


August 5, 2014

APTA recognizes 7 organizations for sustainability efforts

Depending on the level of achievement, organizations were presented Gold, Silver and Bronze level certifications by APTA Chair Peter Varga at the APTA Sustainability and Public Transportation Workshop, which is being held at the Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston.


June 16, 2014

Minneapolis' Metro Transit opens new light rail system

The Green Line is an 11-mile light-rail line connecting downtown Minneapolis, the University of Minnesota and downtown St. Paul.


April 23, 2014

Minn. Metro light rail to run 24 hours on trial basis

The schedule for the first Green Line trains, which will roll June 14, will be on a trial basis and may be modified due to maintenance needs, according to Metro Transit officials.


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.


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